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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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  • Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 7 nominations.
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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
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Martin
Margarita Broich ...
Martha
Ingo Naujoks ...
Uncle Heinrich Bamberg
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Charlotte
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David
Hans Somers ...
Bram
Hans Trentelman ...
Meneer De Vries
Marieke van Leeuwen ...
Mevrouw De Vries
Katrin Pollitt ...
Frau Stolz
Jean-Paul Maes ...
Herr Stolz
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Bernd (as Markus Von Lingen)
Germain Wagner ...
Pastoor Jacobsmeyer
Marco Lorenzini ...
Vader Grosalie
Jan Horsburgh ...
Moeder Grosalie
Pia Röver ...
Hannele
Monique Reuter ...
Liesl
Pieter Riemens ...
Ambtenaar 1
Serge Tonnar ...
Ambtenaar 2
Patrick Hastert ...
Wachtcommandant
Harpert Michielsen ...
Soldaat in tuin
Yoeri van Dreumel ...
Soldaat in tuin
Arie Rustenburg ...
Soldaat in tuin
Manfred-Paul Hanig ...
Graaf Falkenau (as Manfred-Paul Hänig)
Christian Kmiotek ...
Zingende officier
Manfred Tornelli ...
Dansende officier
Stephan Pritz ...
Officier
François Kwiatkowski ...
Officier
Michael Rasche ...
Officier
Helmut Kellner ...
Officier
Sascha Ley ...
Vrouw in bus
Daniela Ebert ...
Vrouw in bus
Petra-Lina Schulze ...
Vrouw in bus
Sophie Knijff ...
Verpleegster kuuroord
Mieke De Groote ...
Dokter (as Mieke de Groote)
John van de Watering ...
Passant
Frédéric Frenay ...
Vati
Michael 'Indy' Whiting ...
Amerikaanse soldaat
Joseph Gudenburg ...
Gunther
Hans-Peter Leu ...
Hermann
Stéphan Koziak ...
Oude Pool
Sascha Migge ...
Soldaten dansfeest
Mike Tock ...
Soldaten dansfeest
Olivier Deutsch ...
Soldaten dansfeest
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean-Michel Nepper ...
Offizer (uncredited)
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German Officer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Ben Sombogaart

Written by

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Tessa de Loo ... (novel)
 
Marieke van der Pol ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Hanneke Niens ... producer
Anton Smit ... producer
Jani Thiltges ... co-producer
Madelon Veldhuizen ... executive producer

Music by

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Fons Merkies

Cinematography by

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Piotr Kukla

Film Editing by

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Herman P. Koerts

Editorial Department

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Sonja ten Boom ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Elsa Dinjens
Heta Mantscheff
Martha Mojet
Michelle Muller
Valérie Schiel
Jeannette Snik

Production Design by

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Michel De Graaf

Set Decoration by

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Petra Weber

Costume Design by

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Linda Bogers

Makeup Department

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Patrick de Loor ... hair stylist
Aurélie Elich ... makeup artist
Winnie Gallis ... makeup supervisor
Joël Seiller ... additional hair stylist
Bianca van der Steen ... assistant makeup artist

Production Management

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Ada Goossens ... assistant production manager
Sandra van der Oest ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Helmut Binder ... third assistant director
Birna Bjornsdottir ... third assistant director
Alexandre Brown ... third assistant director
Johan Ivens ... first assistant director
René Jonkers ... second assistant director
Maud Kieft ... first assistant director
Beatrice Pettovich ... second assistant director
Estelle Tourscher ... third assistant director
Kai Westendorp ... assistant director
Eddy Stevesyns ... assistant director: second unit (uncredited)

Art Department

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Ricardo Galvao ... swing gang
Joep Gerritsen ... art department coordinator
Guy Hebeler ... stand-by props assistant
Katja Hetsen ... assistant set dresser
Gerdien Jansen ... art department trainee
Valesca Meist ... stand-by props
Stephanie Rass ... assistant property master
Tiffany Rodenfels ... lead man
Serge Siweck ... swing gang
Sybille Spindler ... graphics
Klaas Stuulen ... prop runner
Marc Teunissen ... set dresser
Petra Weber ... props
Fabien Domange ... carpenter assistant (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Dan Edelstein ... supervising sound editor: US release
Peter Flamman ... sound mixer
Coen Gravendaal ... sound
Philippe Kohn ... boom operator
Philippe van Leer ... foley artist
Wart Wamsteker ... sound editor

Special Effects by

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Alain Couty ... special effects coordinator
François Gaubert ... special effects
Jean-Pierre Maricourt ... special effects (as Jean-Pierre Moricourt)

Visual Effects by

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Raymond Viveen ... compositor (uncredited)

Stunts

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Willem de Beukelaer ... stunt coordinator / stunts
Marco Maas ... stunts
Ronald Schuurbiers ... fighting instructors / utility stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Dick Bloemraad ... best boy
Luc Brefeld ... first assistant camera: underwater unit
Jowan Bruyninckx ... clapper loader
Daan Dillo ... key grip
Jacques Ghijsels ... focus puller
Luc Hoeymakers ... crane operator
Antoine Petiet ... grip
Joost van Poppel ... Steadicam operator
Dinand van der Wal ... still photographer
Martijn van Kalleveen ... electrician
Franc van Zutphen ... gaffer

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Sue Geels ... wardrobe supervisor
Ton Hermans ... assistant costume designer
Vesna Libric ... wardrobe assistant
Cengiz Orhan ... wardrobe assistant
Jovana Sujdovic ... wardrobe assistant
Natasja Theijn ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

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Michel Drenthe ... location manager
Ambroise Gayet ... location scout
Richard George ... assistant location manager: LUX
Francois Muller ... location security officer
Sébastien Peiffer ... additional location assistant
Mannes Steve ... location trainee
Christophe Vincent ... location assistant
Jascha Joseph ... assistant location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

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Hans Ravestein ... music mixer / music recordist

Transportation Department

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Svet Hrouchoff ... picture vehicles

Other crew

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Edwin de Vries ... script editor
Ross Fraser ... researcher
Hugo Heinen ... script editor
Barbara Jurgens ... script editor
Olga Madsen ... consultant
Rhodé Maris ... script supervisor
Ivo Martijn ... distribution advisor
Brenda Matthijs ... publicity manager
Gaby Meyers ... security officer
Tiba Prins ... production assistant
Joanne Reichling ... production coordinator
Ernie Tee ... script supervisor
Trix van Alphen ... publicist
Robbert van Dijk ... operator: HotHead
Pieter van Rijn ... creative assistant director
Crew believed to be complete

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

Plot Keywords
Taglines Verbonden Voor Het Leven, Gescheiden Tot De Dood. (Bound For Life, Separated Until Death.) See more »
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Also Known As
  • Twin Sisters (World-wide, English title)
  • Twin sisters (United States)
  • Twin Sisters (Europe, English title)
  • Die Zwillinge (Germany)
  • Gemelas (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 137 min
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Did You Know?

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

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