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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

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