In the Presence of Mine Enemies (film)

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In the Presence of Mine Enemies
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Written by Rod Serling original script
Directed by Joan Micklin Silver
Starring Armin Mueller-Stahl
Charles Dance
Elina Löwensohn
Chad Lowe
And Introducing Jason Schwartz as Israel
Country of origin United States
Original languageEnglish
Original release1997 (1997)

In the Presence of Mine Enemies is a 1997 Showtime TV movie about the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in World War II.

The film is a remake of an original TV drama scripted by Rod Serling for Playhouse 90, titled In the Presence of Mine Enemies , starring Charles Laughton. [1]

The plot centres on a rabbi (played in the 1997 version by Armin Mueller-Stahl), and his children (Elina Lowensohn and Don McKellar). The movie also features Charles Dance as a German officer, and introducing Jason Schwartz as Israel leader of the orphan rebellion. [2]

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  1. While America Watches : Televising the Holocaust - Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies New York University Jeffrey Shandler Dorot Teaching Fellow - 1999 -Page 56 ", the text of In the Presence of Mine Enemies is self-reflexive and, like its biblical title (a citation from Psalms 2.3:5), elevated in tone. The physical production of Serling's drama evoked the crowdedness ..."
  2. In The Presence Of Mine Enemies "Rabbi Adam Heller (Armin Mueller-Stahl) does his utmost to nourish his battered flock in WWII Poland."