De tweeling

De tweeling

Twin sisters

DVD - 2005 | Dutch; Flemish
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The story of German twin sisters who are separated, with one being raised in Holland and the other in rural Germany. The sisters' lives take very different turns until they meet again 40 years after WWII.
Publisher: [United States] : Miramax Home Entertainment ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc., [2005]
ISBN: 9780788860621
0788860623
Branch Call Number: DVD ADULT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 118 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Twin sisters

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Nursebob
Aug 19, 2016

The Netherland’s Foreign Language Oscar nominee for 2002 is a lush tearjerker, based upon a Dutch bestseller, which begs the question: if you were raised under completely different circumstances would you still be the same person inside? Predictable from the start, especially when one sister marries a dashing SS officer and the other becomes engaged to a Jew, and overrun with weeping strings and sad piano riffs, director Ben Sombogaart treads uncomfortably close to Spielberg territory. Thankfully the sheer momentum of the story, coupled with engaging performances and a big screen presentation, manages to squeeze out most of the syrupy contrivances leaving behind a piece of pure cinema whose political overtones take a backseat to its more human elements.

C20T11 Jul 25, 2015

Terrific WWII Movie & the Horrors of War & how it Ruins people Lives.

voisjoe1 Apr 13, 2013

This film depicts a story of twin sisters separated by selfish, uncaring relatives when their parents pass away. One sister lives in Holland and eventually marries a Jew. The other lives in Germany and eventually marries an SS Storm Trooper. While this story portrays the tragedy of lives squandered by the Nazi hatred of the Jews and by the Nazi quest for domination of the world, it also symbolizes the separation that differences in beliefs causes in this world. The pro-Vietnam War faction vs the anti-Vietnam War faction, the Civil Rights faction vs those believing all blacks are lazy and deserving their place in life, those believing unions help workers vs those believing unions steal from corporate owners. Sadly, the gap between the right and left often causes separation of people and untold amounts of grief. This film received an Oscar nomination for best foreign film.

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jean2000
Nov 24, 2012

Un film déchirant. Une des questions serait quel fut le rol du citoyen moyen et des couches populaires dans la mise en place et l'execution du nazisme? Est ce qu'elle fut victime ou complice? Le fim est assez equilibré, surtout si l'on considere les circonstances de séparation et l'évolution des 2 soeurs, mais finalement la réponse qu'il donne comme victime demande un recul difficil a prendre, en témoigne une des 2 soeurs.

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