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Twin Sisters (2002)
"De tweeling" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance, War  |  12 December 2002 (Netherlands)
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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 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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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

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

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Opening Weekend:

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

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$1,207 (USA) (6 May 2005)
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In the scene where Anna is dancing with the soldiers in early 1940, a couple of them are seen wearing the close combat bar over the left breast pocket on their uniforms. The award was instituted in November 1942. See more »

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A movie that adds something
6 January 2003 | by (Nijmegen, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

If you haven't seen this one yet: go see it! It is, without any doubt, the best WW2-movie I have ever seen. It is the personal story of two sisters (twins) who are separated at a young age. One of them grows up in The Netherlands, the other in Germany.

In most WW2-movies you get the idea that all Germans are 'bad guys'. Through her book, and now also through the movie, Tessa de Loo shows the world how the situation in Germany was and makes the viewer/reader understand how it was possible that ordinary German people supported Hitler, just because they didn't know what he was up to.

Beside this interesting 'new' viewpoint, it is a very good movie, possibly the best Dutch movie I have ever seen.


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