Jewish History in Film: Three is not company in this post-World War II movie, 'Enemies, A Love Story'


January 21, 2022

Starring in "Enemies, A Love Story" are (from top, clockwise) Anjelica Huston, Margaret Sophie Stein, Ron Silver, and Lena Olin.

From the title onward, it is evident that director Paul Mazursky's "Enemies, A Love Story" is anything but your typical run of the mill love story. Ron Silver is magnificent as the tragic Herman Broder, a man who just so happens to wind up being married to three women at once. As one would expect, he isn't a very happy person. But how did we get to this, exactly?

When we are first introduced to him, we see he is a man living two lives. In one life, he lives in Brooklyn and is married to the young and naïve Yadwiga (played by Margaret Sophie Stein), who is simple-minded but completely in lo...

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