Set in 1949 New York, a Holocaust survivor who makes a living as a ghostwriter for a Jewish rabbi, finds himself involved with three women – his current wife, a passionate affair with a married woman, and his long-vanished wife whom he thought was killed during the war and suddenly reappears. The film concentrates on the views of the Jewish survivors, who no longer abide by religious morales and question a God who could let the Holocaust occur.
Enemies, A Love Story is a 1989 film directed by Paul Mazursky, based on the 1966 novel Enemies, A Love Story (Yiddish: Sonim, di Geshichte fun a Liebe) by Isaac Bashevis Singer and starred Ron Silver, Anjelica Huston, Lena Olin and Margaret Sophie Stein.
The film was nominated for three Academy Awards, including two nominations in the Best Supporting Actress category for Anjelica Huston and Lena Olin and a nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for Roger L. Simon and Paul Mazursky.
Enemies: A Love Story (1989)
Directed by: Paul Mazursky
Starring: Anjelica Huston, Ron Silver, Lena Olin, Margaret Sophie Stein, Alan King, Judith Malina, Elya Baskin, Paul Mazursky, Phil Leeds, Rita Karin, Zypora Spaisman
Screenplay by: Roger L. Simon, Paul Mazursky
Production Design by: Pato Guzman
Cinematography by: Fred Murphy
Film Editing by: Stuart H. Pappé
Costume Design by: Albert Wolsky
Art Direction by: Steven J. Jordan
Music by: Maurice Jarre
Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
Release Date: December 13, 1989