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‘Walking with the Enemy’ ~ CFDb Movie Review & Recommendation

‘Walking with the Enemy’ ~
CFDb Movie Review & Recommendation


Walking with the Enemy

A young man, separated from his family in WWII, disguises himself as a Nazi SS Officer and uncovers more than just his family whereabouts.

“Walking with the Enemy” is a powerful new film inspired by a true story. The feature follows the heroic lives of a world leader and a young couple swept up in the horrors of World War II.

As the war reaches its climax, Germany begins to doubt the loyalties of its allies–in particular, the leader of Hungary, Regent Horthy (Academy Award® winner Ben Kingsley). He is ultimately faced with ceding power to another political party or accepting the execution of his son.

As the crisis unfolds, thousands of his citizens are forced underground or moved into ghettos. One of them is a young man named Elek Cohen (Jonas Armstrong) who is separated from his family and determined to find them. Aided by the woman he loves (Hannah Tointon), Elek confronts the enemy by becoming one of them.

In a race against time, the Regent takes great risks to save his country, while the couple embarks on a thrilling journey of love, courage, and sacrifice to save their families and thousands of others.

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Inspired by a true story and a powerful movie.  So heartbreaking, especially when you see life, that is so precious, being so undervalued, and all due to hatred and prejudice.  I have to admit, I can’t comprehend this kind of evil at all.  My brain isn’t wired that way…thankfully it’s wired for love and being quick to forgive.  My heart breaks for all the people in this world that are full of so much hate and prejudice.  It makes for a very sad and unfulfilled life.  Here are a few highlights:

  • The fact that people of many different faiths did what they could to help other people, even those not of their own faith.  That is the truest kind of love!
  • A lot of mixed emotions during certain times because of what the main character, Elek, did.  Sometimes it seemed he crossed the line, but the end result was saving a lot of lives.  Made me stop and consider, what would I have done in that same situation.
  • There is one scene in particular that I really thought would happen a different way, but while it was happening I was thinking I would most likely be able to kill another human being that was so evil.  That’s a first for me.  The thought of killing sickens me, life is just so precious and I always thought if you take a life, there is no longer an opportunity to repent and fulfill the calling the God has on their lives.  Of course none of us truly knows what we would do until we are faced with that situation.
  • The thought that no matter what is done, it’s never enough and I believe we’ll all feel that way at the end of our lives…what could we have done more, only as Christians, to sow one more seed of Jesus into someone else’s life.

One last thought – there was reference made “Inferior to the master race” that really got to me.  Master race – that’s us – all of us – no matter what color we are, no matter what our nationality or religious beliefs…we are ALL related to one another…every one alive on this planet today came from Noah AND Adam/Eve.  Amazing thought.  That is why everyone is our neighbor.

Genesis 9:19 – These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread.

Look for the DVD soon!  When it does come out…


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