Two Lives

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Katrine's life in Norway is happy until the Berlin Wall falls, then secrets from her past begin to emerge.

Cast & Crew

Juliane Köhler
Katrine Evensen Myrdal
Liv Ullmann
Ase Evensen
Dennis Storhøi
Lawyer Hogseth
Sven Nordin
Bjarte Myrdal
Ken Duken
Sven Solbach
Georg Maas
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Ståle Stein Berg
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Judith Kaufmann
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Christoph Tölle
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Jörg Westerkamp
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Critic Reviews for Two Lives (Zwei Leben)

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  • "Two Lives" is an absorbing, well-acted, moderately suspenseful mystery, although its time line of events is fuzzy to the point of impenetrability.

    February 27, 2014 | Full Review…
  • Two Lives unfolds in a slow boil of rage at the government that allowed all this emotional destruction. But Maas treats Katrine with compassion, as a victim of forces more damaging than her own ravenous hunger for love and family.

    February 27, 2014 | Full Review…

    Ella Taylor

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  • This sober look into how war, peace and politics splintered lives is circuitous, but worth puzzling out.

    February 27, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • For an issue movie "Two Lives" is something of a nail-biter.

    February 27, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Seven decades later, the creative well has somehow not yet run dry on the ripple effects of Nazi Germany's offenses, though writer-director Georg Maas's slick and sulky second feature is not another dime-a-dozen Holocaust tragedy.

    February 25, 2014 | Full Review…
  • ...a disturbing, multilayered drama about the roles and identities of so-called "war children" in contemporary Norway and Germany.

    June 9, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Two Lives (Zwei Leben)

  • Aug 01, 2014
    A nuanced drama that gradually unfolds as it delves into the complex dilemma faced by a protagonist who cannot escape her tragic web of lies, but the contrived last act has a completely unnecessary flashback that almost undermines the power of her final decision.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 05, 2014
    With the Berlin Wall coming down, you would presume everybody would be celebrating. And then there is Katrine(Juliane Kohler) who has mixed feelings even though her daughter Anne(Julia Bache-Wiig), a single mother, has just met a lawyer, Sven(Ken Duken). His presence into their lives comes of a lawsuit Sven is planning on filing on behalf of Norwegian children who were sent to Germany to be raised during World War II and never returned. So, Katrine travels back to Germany for the first time in decades in disguise to hide any traces of herself in the official records. Inspired by a true story, "Two Lives" is an understated, downbeat, well-acted and nuanced look at people who are caught up in the deceptions and wheels of history where for some the fiction has become the reality. Just as much, there are no heroes and the villains only work in the shadows. Sadly, the movie errs in how it dispenses information, and not just in its tricky opening sequence. This becomes especially important later on, as until the final endnote, it is implied that Katrine was a totally isolated case which would have made the depicted events that much more contrived.
    Walter M Super Reviewer

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