De tweeling

Ben Sombogaart Feature film - 2002 - 135 min.
Twelve plus

Gouden Kalf winner

Beste Lange Speelfilm Hanneke NiensAnton Smit

Gouden Kalf nominee

Beste Camera Piotr Kukla

Beste Regie Ben Sombogaart

Beste Scenario Marieke van der Pol

Beste Sound Design Peter Flamman

Other prizes

Platina Film (400.000 bezoekers speelfilm)

Gouden Film (100.000 bezoekers speelfilm)

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Twin sisters are separated and grow up in different environments. When the siblings meet again during World War II, they have become strangers to one another. Decades later, Anna tries to get reunited with her stubborn sister Lotte.

Adaptation of Tessa de Loo's bestseller. Spoken in Dutch and German, this feature film follows the lives of twin sisters Lotte and Anna, who after their parents' death in the early 20th century are cruelly separated. Lotte ends up in the well-to-do milieu of her aunt in the Netherlands. She manages to study and receives piano and singing lessons. She falls in love with Jewish David. Anna on the other hand stays in Germany. She grows up on her uncle's farm, unloved and without the permission to attend school. She finds love with a young SS officer. During the war years, the twins make contact again, but this is broken again when they find out how the war has alienated them from each other. Decades later, in a health resort in Spa, the then aged Anna tries to be reunited with the stubborn Lotte one last time. De tweeling was awarded a Platinum Film.


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