Enemies, a Love Story

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Enemies, a Love Story ★★★½ 1989 (R)

A wonderfully resonant, subtle tragedy based on the novel by Isaac Bashevis Singer. A post-Holocaust Jew, living in Coney Island, can't choose between three women—his current wife (who hid him during the war), his tempestuous lover, and his reappearing prewar wife he presumed dead. A hilarious, confident tale told with grace and patience. 119m/C VHS, DVD . Ron Silver, Lena Olin, Anjelica Huston, Margaret Sophie Stein, Paul Mazursky, Alan King, Judith Malina, Rita Karin, Phil Leeds, Elya Baskin, Marie-Adele Lemieux; D: Paul Mazursky; W: Paul Mazursky; C: Fred Murphy; M: Maurice Jarre. N.Y. Film Critics '89: Director (Mazursky), Support. Actress (Olin); Natl. Soc. Film Critics '89: Support. Actress (Huston).