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
Jonge Lotte
Jonge Anna
Julia Koopmans ...
Kleine Lotte
Sina Richardt ...
Kleine Anna
Betty Schuurman ...
Moeder Rockanje
Jaap Spijkers ...
Vader Rockanje
Roman Knizka ...
Margarita Broich ...
Ingo Naujoks ...
Uncle Heinrich Bamberg
Barbara Auer ...
Jeroen Spitzenberger ...
Hans Somers ...
Hans Trentelman ...
Meneer De Vries


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.)


Drama | Romance | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

12 December 2002 (Netherlands)  »

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Twin sisters  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Did You Know?


Anna and Martin are seen wearing their wedding rings on their left hands. In Germany and Austria however, people wear them on their right hands. See more »


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

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Twin sisters is a beautiful movie that fully deservs the oscar nomination.
28 January 2004 | by (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

When their parents die, both twin sisters Lotte and Anna are seperated by their family. One of them is raised by a wealthy Dutch family and the other one by a German farmer family. They are not allowed to see or even write each other. Because they live in two different worlds they become two different women. The dutch girl is going to marry a Jew, while the German one falls in love with a SS-soldier. When they finally contact each other it turns out that they have grown apart too far, and a definite break seems inevitable. Will it ever be possible to become reconciled with each other?

Twin sisters is a beautiful movie that fully deservs the oscar nomination. It's not really another WWII movie as much people think, but more a touching story behind the actual events of the war.

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