How to Win Enemies

Poster for How to Win Enemies Lucas, a young lawyer meets the stunning, sexy Bárbara in a café. Lucas, thinks she is perfect, with a taste for good literature. Lucas takes her home on his first date. The next morning Lucas wakes up to find Bárbara gone together with his cash hoard. Determined to recover his money he tracks her down, but is shocked to find the identity of the person behind the heist.

Original title:
Cómo ganar enemigos
78 minutes
Gabriel Lichtmann

Shown at

  1. 19th Annual Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival (Detroit) - 2017
  2. 19th Annual New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  3. 19th CAJE Miami Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  4. 21st Annual Seattle Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  5. 24th Toronto Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  6. Boston Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  7. Cherry Hill Volvo Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  8. East Bay International Jewish Film Festival - 2017
  9. Houston Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  10. Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  11. New Jersey Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  12. New York Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  13. St. Louis Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  14. Westchester Jewish Film Festival - 2017
  15. Winnipeg International Jewish Film Festival - 2016

3 Responses

  1. jewishfilmfests says:

    Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People is a mainstay for those in business like successful Warren Buffet, who still has his certificate from the Dale Carnegie course mounted on his office wall. How to Win Enemies underscores Carnegie’s ideas with an antithetical take on Carnegie that employs ironic references, not only in the title but also with characterizations, the plot development, and themes throughout this unusual cross-genre film. Indeed, writer/director Gabriel Lichtmann’s work is an Argentine crash course in how to avenge oneself on mendacious, insidiously self-serving and arrogant enemies who, with impunity, flit through the business world and assume they can trample others, including family.

  2. jewishfilmfests says:

    Enemies is quite a smart and wry little film. It is doomed to be compared to Daniel Burman’s chronicles of upper middle class Jewish Argentines, but Lichtmann’s caper is less fussbudget-ish and has considerably more narrative drive. Its narrow scope and low key eccentricities could be lost on those who expect liberal helpings of either bombast and/or shtick, but it is really quite a lot of fun.

  3. jewishfilmfests says:

    a heartfelt redemptive family comedy, crime mystery set in present day Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lucas Abadi (Martin Slipak) an aspiring crime novelist and attorney who works at his family law firm becomes a victim of a crime, is compelled to solve the mystery. The film begins with a beautiful Jewish wedding ceremony scene, then the story cleverly unfolds returning back to the wedding reception scene and speech presentation made by the bridegroom his brother Max (Javier Drolas).

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