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Charlie & Louise - Das doppelte Lottchen (1994)

Ten years ago Wolf and Sabine Palfy got divorced. Since then their daughter Charlie grew up with her father and her twin sister Louise lived with her mother. They never knew anything about ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Fritzi Eichhorn Fritzi Eichhorn ... Charlotte Palfy
Floriane Eichhorn Floriane Eichhorn ... Louise Krüger
Heiner Lauterbach ... Wolf Palfy
Corinna Harfouch ... Sabine Krüger
Hanns Zischler ... Dr. Dieter Reich
Hans Werner Meyer ... Jochen
April Hailer April Hailer ... Sunny
Albert Kitzl Albert Kitzl ... Suelo
Jan Wilson Jan Wilson ... Miss Bishop
Karin Rasenack Karin Rasenack ... Secretary
Kyra Mladeck Kyra Mladeck ... Mrs. Brinkmann
Isabelle Carlson Isabelle Carlson ... Attorney
Gerhard Garbers Gerhard Garbers ... Attorney
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jay Chew Jay Chew
Bernhard Dübe Bernhard Dübe ... Teacher


Ten years ago Wolf and Sabine Palfy got divorced. Since then their daughter Charlie grew up with her father and her twin sister Louise lived with her mother. They never knew anything about one another and thus only met by chance when they join a boarding school in Scotland. At first they cannot stand each other but after a while they start gathering information about their origin. Realizing their relationship they plan to bring their parents back together: Thus, Charlie visits her mother and pretends to be Louise, whereas her sister goes to the father pretending to be Charlie. Written by Volker Boehm

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Release Date:

17 February 1994 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A két Lotti See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR


Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Version of The Parent Trap (1961) See more »


Auld Lang Syne
Traditional Scottish Ballad
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Quite funny remake of Erich Kästner's "Das doppelte Lottchen"
3 February 2001 | by mapeSee all my reviews

"Charlie & Louise" is a modern version about twin girls separated at birth and accidently stumbling upon each other - this time during a language course in Scotland. Of course, they don't like each other at first - that is, until they find out they're twins. As they want to get to know their respective other parent, what's the obvious result?

Although the storyline is rather old ("invented" by Erich Kästner in the 1950s), this film, playing in the 1990s, is still amusing and funny. Even touching at some points. Friederike and Floriane Eichhorn as Charlotte and Louise are acting rather well, a number of lines really make you laugh.

I can recommend this film to all people who like comedy/family movies. It's German only, however!

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