In the Presence of Mine Enemies Poster

Release Date: 1997

DVD Release Date: February 27th, 2001

PG-13|1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary
In the Warsaw ghetto during World War II, Rabbi Adam Heller (Armin Mueller-Stahl) and his family struggle to remain safe and sane. His headstrong son, Paul (Don McKellar), chafes against the humiliations he must endure, but the rabbi cautions him against exploding into violence. Tensions come to a head when the rabbi's daughter, Rachel (Elina Lowensohn), is raped by a Nazi officer. Yet out of this act of violence comes a ray of hope when a soldier comes forward and offers to help her escape.

Cast: Armin Mueller-Stahl, Elina Löwensohn, Don McKellar, Charles Dance, Chad Lowe, Tony Nardi, John Dunn-Hill, Peter Friedman

Director: Joan Micklin Silver

Genres: Historical drama

Keywords: Tense, Escape, Family, Rivalry, Daughter, Son, Rousing, 1940s, Dark, Sacrifice