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13 Ratings

My Best Enemy

Mi mejor enemigo

Directed by Alex Bowen
Argentina, Chile, 2005
Comedy, Drama, War


After losing their bearings, a group of Chilean soldiers learns some lessons about their enemy’s humanity in this dark comedy set during the 1970s war between Chile and Argentina.

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My Best Enemy Directed by Alex Bowen

Awards & Festivals

Goya Awards

2006 | Nominee: Best Spanish Language Foreign Film

Cartagena Film Festival

2006 | Winner: Best Screenplay

Argentine Film Critics Association Awards

2007 | Nominee: Best Foreign Film, Spanish Language

What are people saying?

  • Paolo Simeone's rating of the film My Best Enemy

    What if Drogo left the fortress looking for the Tartars in the desert? He would have probably got lost in some place similar to these Patagonia's remote corners playing soccer with the enemies like in many Soriano's novels. But this is not an Italian or Argentinian tale, it's purely Chilean. In 1978, far from Santiago, tragedy could just proceed slower. No one could stop it by the end.

  • Vinod Narayan's rating of the film My Best Enemy

    When Wars are waged innocence is trampled on both sides and this means the innocent soldiers on both side who are forced to fight their enemy. And more over if the war is between two neighboring countries, you cant even make out where you belong, same language, looks and even culture. A Dark Comedy set during the war in 1970s between Chile and Argentina.

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