Walking with the Enemy

2014 PG-13 1h 53m DVD

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Walking with the Enemy

2014 PG-13 1h 53m DVD
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When the Nazis invade Hungary, young Elek Cohen dons a Nazi uniform to save his skin and find his family. Instead, he uncovers a terrible truth. Now cognizant of Hitler's "final solution," Cohen sets about saving thousands of Jews.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.78:1
Subtitles
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral), French
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
  • Jonas Armstrong
  • Ben Kingsley
  • Hannah Tointon
  • Simon Kunz
  • Simon Dutton
  • Burn Gorman
  • William Hope
  • Robert Jezek
  • Mark Wingett
  • Andrew Brooke
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Reviews

age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Walking with the Enemy is a drama set in World War II Hungary, right as the local authorities were forced to collaborate with the Nazis' efforts to deport the until-then relatively protected Jewish population. Inspired by a true story about a young Jewish man who posed as an SS officer, the movie is quite violent, although much of it is in the form of hearing loud gunfire, without the follow through of seeing the dead bodies. But there are some scenes when people are shot at close range; plus, a man is nearly tortured, a young woman is nearly raped, and people are executed both en masse and individually. Besides the violence, which never quite lets up throughout the movie, there's not much content of concern; expect a few passionate kisses and some incidental drinking by adult characters.

Sexual Content

A few passionate kisses.

Violence

Lots of war/atrocity-related violence, but much of it is loud gunfire heard as the camera pans away at the last second. Audiences know that many, many civilians are getting shot, but they don't always see the actual bloodshed. The close-ups are rare, but they exist, including people getting shot (at both a sniper's distance and at close range), tortured, and nearly raped.

Language

Not applicable

Social Behavior

This is more than a good vs. evil story; it's also a story about courage under fire and the willingness to risk your own safety for the lives of innocent people.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Nazis drink (and seemingly get buzzed) at officers' dinners. Jewish families drink ceremonial wine at Shabbat meal.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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