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De tweeling (2002)

Twin Sisters is an epic love story based on the Dutch bestseller by Tessa de Loo that has been read by more than 3.5 million readers in Holland and Germany.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ellen Vogel ...
Lotte senior
Gudrun Okras ...
Anna senior
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Jonge Lotte
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Jonge Anna
Julia Koopmans ...
Kleine Lotte
Sina Richardt ...
Kleine Anna
Betty Schuurman ...
Moeder Rockanje
Jaap Spijkers ...
Vader Rockanje
Roman Knizka ...
Martin
Margarita Broich ...
Martha
Ingo Naujoks ...
Uncle Heinrich Bamberg
Barbara Auer ...
Charlotte
Jeroen Spitzenberger ...
David
Hans Somers ...
Bram
Hans Trentelman ...
Meneer De Vries
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Storyline

1920s Germany. Two Sisters aged six years, no sooner see their remaining parent buried when they are torn apart. Lotte goes to live with her upper middle class Dutch aunt in Holland, Anna to work as a farm hand on her German uncle's rural farm. The story follows their lives as they try to reconcile their differences while World War II impacts each of them on their lives and finally in old age when they meet again, with the hope that the differences in their youth can finally be reconciled. Written by Anonymous

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Verbonden Voor Het Leven, Gescheiden Tot De Dood. (Bound For Life, Separated Until Death.)

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Drama | Romance | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief sexuality and a scene of violence | See all certifications »

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12 December 2002 (Netherlands)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,207 (USA) (6 May 2005)

Gross:

$1,207 (USA) (6 May 2005)
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Trivia

Thekla Reuten initially showed interest in playing Anna, but director Ben Sombogaart thought she would be better suited to play Lotte. See more »

Goofs

The BM sailing boat used by Lotte and David has sails with transparent plastic windows. These did not exist before the war. See more »

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Featured in The 76th Annual Academy Awards (2004) See more »

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very nice and full of integrity
1 January 2005 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I did not read the book, but the film impressed me very much. A touching story and great acting. There were a few inconsistencies in the movie. That is why I do not give it the ultimate 10 out of 10.

It is a real pity it did not get any further at the Oscars. I think it definitely falls into the same category as Character, which won the Oscar for best foreign movie a few years ago.

The movie was shown as a 3 part series on Dutch TV around the holiday season. I think it included a few scenes that were deleted from the feature movie. However, the scenes are not necessary to understand the movie. In the Netherlands you can now buy the DVD in several stores for only 6 euro, a super bargain, I would say.


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