Two lives

Two lives

DVD - 2014 | German
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Europe, 1990. The Berlin Wall has just crumbled. Katrine, raised in East Germany but living in Norway for the last 20 years, is a 'war child' - the result of a romance 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 testify in a trial against the Norwegian state on behalf of the war children, she resists.
Publisher: [United States] : MPI Media, ♭2014
ISBN: 9780788618116
0788618113
Branch Call Number: GERMAN ENGLISH TWO
Characteristics: 1 DVD (approximately 99 minutes)

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Hypatya
Oct 03, 2016

The story in this movie is a nailbiter, really good and well made!

Also worth checking is the beautiful photography, the cars, and the wonderful mid-century modern Nordic furniture and home accents. SO COOL!

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atfrancis
Dec 02, 2015

A well crafted film. Leaves you with a compelling desire to learn more.

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ceiligh
Oct 30, 2015

Well acted and directed. Gripping plot based upon real events.

Green_Bird_203 May 25, 2015

Interesting story, well-written script, powerful direction filled with suspense and mystery, and superb performances - all contributed making this story believable. I couldn't recognize Liv Ullmann - once a sexy, sensual beauty of Bergman films - playing a great grandma in the remote Nowegian village. A must see.

NewYorkViews May 20, 2015

Horror of a thriller about abuse of regular German children and families during the European Socialist Fascism era of late 1930s-to early 1940s, that focuses on the later (year 1990) aftermath of State sponsored terrorism-intrigue also by a different previous Socialist (East German) regime that also reaches into Norway after WW II. The movie starts as not very fast paced, but intensifies later on midway. Good cast, acting, and script. Some surprises. The film sometimes uses flashbacks throughout to reveal what is obvious at the end of the film. Watching it twice clarifies it. The background music is sometimes a little too loud as it can muffle the sound of the voices, but the subtitles are large and easy to read. This film is supposedly a fictionalized account based on historical documents of that era.

Scaltro May 01, 2015

Wow, an interesting story, well acted. And to find out it is based on real life.

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voisjoe1_0
Apr 27, 2015

Using a melding of Nazi superior race breeding in Norway and later East German spy infiltration we get this thriller from Germany and Norway. One critic suggested that it has traces of a John Le Carre novel. Yes it does, but I find that I understand the entirely convoluted sequence of events and characters, but I admit, it took quite a bit of concentration. This is not light viewing matter, so don’t even try it unless you have 99 minutes of time in which to focus on what is going on. I had not heard of this film, but was interested because the great-grandmother in the film is played by Liv Ullman, the great Swedish actress.

madison382 Nov 03, 2014

Really good thriller.

harrybrowne Oct 21, 2014

Surprisingly compelling film, beautifully acted and directed. Based on the true story of the Lebensborn children (which I did not know about), it tells the captivating story of one woman living a lie who pays a steep price. Score is haunting and evocative, certainly appropriate to the story. Gripping from start to finish.

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