Twin Sisters Reviews
I liked the movie well enough. I found it to be moving. My husband thought it was more of a chick flick than he would have liked to see. Maybe. Drama centers on orphaned 6-year old twin sisters forcefully separated by feuding family members. The weaker child is moved out of Germany to Holland where she is well-cared for and adopted by her Dutch guardians. Years later after their lives have taken very different turns, the two young women briefly re-establish contact when one of them is engaged to be married. However, after the Nazis come to power and WWII breaks out, things get complicated, and for a time it seems as though the two sisters will most likely never get together again. That is, until one of them takes fate into her own hands and tracks down the other. The film features a very good cast; decent performances, especially the actors who play the two sisters as elderly people, in particular Anna. The story raises some very sticky issues and handles them sensitively and realistically
Cuando finalmente pueden reencontrarse, muchas cosas las separan: Anna admira y sueña con las promesas del nuevo régimen del Fuhrer, en cambio Lotte le teme y desea sacar a su hermana de su trabajo de sirvienta y llevársela a Holanda. Ambas conocerán el amor de manera diferente, y serán esos amores las que de alguna u otra forma pone una muralla o barrera entre ambas.
Sólo en la vejez, podrán reencontrarse de manera definitiva, pero para ello, deberán enfrentar el odio y el rencor con el infinito amor y nexo que como hermanas tienen.
NOTABLE y GENIAL
While neither Anna nor her fiancé were actually personally responsible for Lotte's fiancé's capture and subsequent death at the Auschwitz concentration camp, the question is whether they did play a role by being "supporters" in the Nazi movement?
Or were they really just innocent bystanders? Is there even such a thing as an "innocent bystander" in the Holocaust?
The famous poem by Martin Niemöller:
"They came first for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.
Then they came for me, and by that time no one left to speak up."