Set in postwar Germany in 1946, Rachael Morgan (Keira Knightley) arrives in the ruins of Hamburg in the bitter winter, to be reunited with her husband Lewis (Jason Clarke), a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city. But as they set off for their new home, Rachael is stunned to discover that Lewis has made an unexpected decision: They will be sharing the grand house with its previous owners, a German widower (Alexander Skarsgård) and his troubled daughter. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal.Written by
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Based on the book with the same name, by Rhidian Brook. See more »
At the Christmas party, a background actor prominently seen is wearing a white gown with features - an invisible side zipper, adjustable spaghetti straps - that were not invented or commonplace until many decades after 1946. The overall cut and neckline of the dress look decidedly from the 2000s, not the 1940s. See more »
On HBO,after all the factory credits is a Spanish-voiceover credits screen showing the name of the movie as 'Viviendo con el Enemigo,' or 'Living with the Enemy.' See more »
For the film's Australian release, the distributor chose to make reductions to stronger sexual detail in two scenes in order to obtain an M classification. The uncut version of the film was later released with an MA15+ classification for a DVD/Video release. See more »
Keira Knightley is simply outstanding in this drama about a woman torn between two men at the end of WW2. Very much in the vein of a Merchant Ivory production; might seem old-fashioned by modern standards, but there is definitely a place for this type of film, which is largely missing from current productions. An enjoyable, moving and beautiful film.
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