Zwei Leben

Zwei Leben poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $39,673Details
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Berlin 1990—the wall has just crumbled and Katrine, raised in East Germany, now living in Norway for 20 years, is a war child: the result of a love relationship between a Norwegian woman and a German occupation soldier during World War II. Katrine enjoys a happy family life, but when a lawyer asks her and her mother to be witnesses in a trial against the Norwegian state on behalf of the war children, she resists. Gradually, a web of concealment and secrets is unveiled, until Katrine is finally stripped of everything, and her loved ones are forced to take a stand: What carries more weight, the life they have lived together, or the lie it is based on?


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: February 28th, 2014 (Limited) by IFC Films, released as Two Lives
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 99 minutes
Keywords: World War II, War Crimes, Adopted Family, Family Secrets, False Identity, Video-on-Demand Premiere, Secret Police
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Zinnober Film, Dieter Zeppenfeld, Helgeland Film, Axel Helgeland, B&T Film, Rudi Teichmann


   Katrine Evensen Myrdal
Ken Duken    Anwalt Sven Solbach
   Ase Evensen
   Bjarte Myrdal
Julia Bache Wiig    Anne Myrdal
Rainer Bock    Hugo
Thomas Lawinky    Account Executive in Norway
Vicky Kreips    Kathrin Lehnhaber
Klara Manzel    Katrine Evensen (Jung)
Ursula Werner    Hiltrud Schlomer

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Judith Kaufmann
Screenwriter    Georg Maas
Screenwriter    Christoph Tolle
Editor    Hansjorg Weissbrich
Director of Photography    Judith Kaufmann
Art Director    Bader El Hindi
Costume Designer    Ute Paffendorf
Sound Mixer    Thomas Angell Endresen
Composer    Christoph M. Kaiser
Composer    Julian Maas
Sound Designer    Dirk Jacobs
Make up    Susana Sanchez

Per Theater Chart: Wind Rises to the Top

March 5th, 2014

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Limited Releases take on the Oscars

February 28th, 2014

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It is Oscar weekend, so it should come as no surprise there are not a lot of limited releases with the usual target audience. Art house aficionados will be paying more attention to the Awards than to new releases. Ernest & Celestine is the lone exception, which is the only Oscar-nominated film on this week's list and the best reviewed as well. Most of the rest of the movies are earning reviews that range from mixed to outright terrible. The Lunchbox could be the break-out hit of the weekend, if there is a break-out hit. More...

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/02/28 84 $1,303   1 $1,303   $1,303 3
2014/03/07 78 $5,889 +352% 4 $1,472   $39,673 10

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