Two Lives

Two Lives  {Zwei Leben}
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Two Lives
Zwei Leben
Germany, 2012, 97 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Norway
North American Premiere
Topics: History, Political, Thriller
Program: World Cinema Now
Language: German English Sub-Titles

Europe 1990. The Berlin Wall has just crumbled. Katrine is a Norwegian “war child,” raised in East Germany, but living in Norway for the past 20 years. She enjoys a happy life with her mother, her husband, daughter and granddaughter.

When a lawyer asks Katrine and her mother to testify in a trial against the Norwegian state on behalf of the war children, she resists. Gradually, a web of concealment and secrets is revealed, truths that shake the family to its core.

This suspense drama addresses an important and somewhat taboo topic in Norwegian history: the way Norwegian women who had relationships with German occupation soldiers were treated by their country after World War II, and what happened to them under the Stasi regime in the former East Germany. Featuring a rare performance by the iconic Norwegian actress Liv Ullmann, the subject and narrator of PSIFF13 documentary Liv and Ingmar.

Director Georg Maas expected to attend screenings

DIRECTOR: Georg Maas
Producer: Dieter Zeppenfeld, Rudi Teichmann, Axel Helgeland
Editor: Hansjörg Weißbrich
Screenwriter: Georg Maas, Christoph Tolle, Stale Stein Berg, Judith Kaufman
Cinematographer: Judith Kaufmann
Principal Cast: Juliane Köhler, Liv Ullmann, Ken Duken, Rainer Bock
Filmography: New Found Land (2003), Ametnot (1991)
Print Source: Beta Cinema -

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