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TWO LIVES (ZWEI LEBEN)
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Completed - NORWEGIAN, GERMAN - Thriller, Drama - 100 minutes

Log Line

A former East German spy in Norway, has built her entire life on a fake identity but slowly all the lies and deceit are unraveled and she stands to lose everything

Previous markets

  • Berlin EFM 2013 (Premiere)
  • Cannes 2013 (Screening)
  • Toronto 2013 (Screening)
  • BUSAN 2013 (Screening)
Full history

Year of production : 2012

Director(s) : Georg MAAS
Writer(s) : Georg MAAS, Christoph TÖLLE, Stale STEIN BERG
Cast : Juliane KÖHLER, Liv ULLMANN, Ken DUKEN, Sven NORDIN, Julia BACHE-WIIG

Producer(s) : Dieter ZEPPENFELD (Zinnober Film), Rudi TEICHMANN (B&T Film), Axel HELGELAND (Helgeland Film)

Synopsis

Europe 1990, the Berlin wall has just crumbled: Katrine, raised in East Germany, but now living in Norway for the last 20 years, is a “war child”; the result of a love relationship between a Norwegian woman and a German occupation soldier during World War II. She enjoys a happy family life with her mother, her husband, daughter and granddaughter. But when a lawyer asks her and her mother to witness in a trial against the Norwegian state on behalf of the war children, she resists. Gradually, a web of concealments and secrets is unveiled, until Katrine is finally stripped of everything, and her loved ones are forced to take a stand: What carries more weight, the life they have lived together, or the lie it is based on?

Production

Country(ies) : GERMANY, NORWAY

Distributors

ARGENTINA Jan 01, 1753 CDI FILMS
AUSTRIA Jan 01, 1753 THIMFILM GMBH
COLOMBIA Jan 01, 1753 CINEPLEX
FRANCE Jan 01, 1753 BLAQ OUT
FRANCE Jan 01, 1753 SOPHIE DULAC DISTRIBUTION
GREECE Jan 01, 1753 STRADA FILMS
ICELAND Jan 01, 1753 HEIMILI KVIKMYNDANNA - BIO PARADIS
ISRAEL Jan 01, 1753 NACHSHON FILMS LTD
POLAND Jan 01, 1753 AURORA FILMS
POLAND Jan 01, 1753 CANAL+ CYFROWY SP. Z O.O. (POLAND)
SPAIN Jan 01, 1753 KARMA FILMS
TAIWAN Jan 01, 1753 SWALLOW WINGS FILMS CO.,LTD.
USA Jan 01, 1753 IFC FILMS

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