Twin Sisters

$1m

DBO

$5m

FBO
12 2005 137 minutes Facebook

Synopsis

Sisters Lotte and Anna become orphans by the age of six. One is sent to live a life of privilege with wealthy relatives in the Netherlands, while the other stays in Germany to face a harsh existence on her uncle’s farm. When they reconnect years later, they not only discover that their lives have taken drastically different paths but, following Germany’s invasion of Holland, they find themselves pitted on opposite sides of the war.

Credits

Awards

2004 Academy Awards

Nominated

  • Best Film - Foreign Language

Featured Clips

Twin Sisters - One and 100 Letters

Twin Sisters - One and 100 Letters

After years of writing letters to her missing sister, Lotte finally gets the response she's always hoped for. In this scene: Mother Rockanje (Betty Schuurman), Father Rockanje (Jaap Spijkers), Lotte (Thekla Reuten), Anna (Nadja Uhl), David (Jeroen Spitzenberger), Charlotte (Barbara Auer)

Twin Sisters - Torn Apart

Twin Sisters - Torn Apart

After the death of their parents, two twin sisters are separated by distant relatives, one to be raised in Germany and the other in the Netherlands. In this scene: Young Lotte (Julia Koopmans), Young Anna (Sina Richardt), Old Lotte (Ellen Vogel), Old Anna (Gudrun Okras)

Twin Sisters - Sterilized

Twin Sisters - Sterilized

When government agents knock on her door, Anna gets a brutal reminder of the lies and pain her childhood guardians inflicted upon her. In this scene: Anna (Nadja Uhl)

Twin Sisters - The Reunion

Twin Sisters - The Reunion

An excited Lotte visits Anna for the first time, but the stress of war cuts their visit short. In this scene: Lotte (Thekla Reuten), Anna (Nadja Uhl), Charlotte (Barbara Auer)

Twin Sisters - It Runs in our Family

Twin Sisters - It Runs in our Family

Now much older, the sisters meet again, but this reunion is even more painful than the ones before. In this scene: old Lotte (Ellen Vogel), old Anna (Gudrun Okras)

Twin Sisters - Secret Seperation

Twin Sisters - Secret Seperation

Lotte tells David her story but warns him that he must never speak of it. In this scene: Anna (Nadja Uhl), Lotte (Thekla Reuten), David (Jeroen Spitzenberger)

Twin Sisters - A Pivotal Discovery

Twin Sisters - A Pivotal Discovery

Lotte learns the disappointing truth about what's happened to the hundreds of letters she's sent to Anna. In this scene: Anna (Nadja Uhl), Lotte (Thekla Reuten), David (Jeroen Spitzenberger)

Twin Sisters - Consequences of Love

Twin Sisters - Consequences of Love

Anna and Lotte are both in love, but under very different circumstances. In this scene: Anna (Nadja Uhl), Lotte (Thekla Reuten), David (Jeroen Spitzenberger), Martin (Roman Knizka), Uncle Heinrich Bamberg (Ingo Naujoks), Martha (Margarita Broich)

Twin Sisters - Barbarians

Twin Sisters - Barbarians

When Lotte confronts the Rockanjes about her unsent letters, she learns the painful truth about what happened to her sister. In this scene: Mother Rockanje (Betty Schuurman), Father Rockanje (Jaap Spijkers), Lotte (Thekla Reuten)

Twin Sisters - Different Fates

Twin Sisters - Different Fates

Separated when they were only six, twin sisters Lotte and Anna have grown up to live tragically different lives. In this scene: Mother Rockanje (Betty Schuurman), Father Rockanje (Jaap Spijkers), Lotte (Thekla Reuten), Anna (Nadja Uhl), David (Jeroen Spitzenberger)

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Starring: Betty Schuurman, Jaap Spijkers, Thekla Reuten, Nadja Uhl, Jeroen Spitzenberger, Barbara Auer

After years of writing letters to her missing sister, Lotte finally gets the response she's always hoped for. In this scene: Mother Rockanje (Betty Schuurman), Father Rockanje (Jaap Spijkers), Lotte (Thekla Reuten), Anna (Nadja Uhl), David (Jeroen Spitzenberger), Charlotte (Barbara Auer)