Enemies, A Love Story (film)

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Enemies, A Love Story
Enemies a love story.jpg
original film poster
Directed by Paul Mazursky
Produced by Paul Mazursky
Screenplay by Roger L. Simon
Paul Mazursky
Based on Enemies, A Love Story by
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Starring
Music by Maurice Jarre
Cinematography Fred Murphy
Edited by Stuart H. Pappé
Production
company
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release dates
  • December 13, 1989 (1989-12-13)
Running time
119 min.
Language English
Box office $7,754,571

Enemies, A Love Story is a 1989 film directed by Paul Mazursky, based on the 1966 novel Enemies, A Love Story (Yiddish: Sonim, di Geshichte fun a Liebe‎) by Isaac Bashevis Singer and starred Ron Silver, Anjelica Huston, Lena Olin and Margaret Sophie Stein.

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Set in New York City in 1949, the story follows Holocaust survivor Herman Broder. Throughout the war he survived hidden in a hayloft, taken care of by his Gentile Polish servant, Yadwiga, whom he later takes as his wife in America. Meanwhile, he has a passionate affair with another Holocaust survivor, Masha. To Yadwiga, he poses as a traveling book-salesman despite the fact he is a ghost writer for a corrupt rabbi. He wanders about New York with a constant paranoia and perpetual desperation, made more complicated when his first wife from Poland, Tamara, who was thought to have been killed in the Holocaust comes to New York.

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