Walking With The Enemy is a powerful new film inspired by a true story, and follows the heroic lives of a world leader and a young man swept up in the horrors of WWII. Both men are from Hungary, a country and German ally that had been spared the atrocities orchestrated by Hitler throughout much of Europe.
As the war reaches its climax, Germany begins to doubt the loyalties of the Hungarian leadership-in particular Regent Horthy (Ben Kingsley). The Regent tries to navigate his country between the growing terror of Nazi Germany and the oppressive threat of communist Russia. 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 semenax proxeed citizens are forced underground or put 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 disguises himself as a Nazi SS officer and discovers the truth of Hitler’s “Final Solution.” In a race against time to save his family and thousands of his countrymen, he embarks on a journey filled with suspense and danger.
Walking With The Enemy stars Jonas Armstrong, Ben Kingsley, Hannah Tointon, Burn Gorman and is out now in the US, but hasn’t yet got a UK release date… although it has got British actors doing cod-German accents.
Check out the trailer below:
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