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Zwei Leben (2013)

Zwei Leben poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $39,673Details
International Box Office $355,946Details
Worldwide Box Office $395,619
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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?


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 12,401-12,500) 12,461 $39,673
All Time International Box Office (Rank 7,901-8,000) 7,923 $355,946
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 12,801-12,900) 12,861 $395,619
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 5,001-5,100) 5,087 $39,673

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: February 28th, 2014 (Limited) by IFC Films, released as Two Lives
International Releases: December 26th, 2013 (Wide) (Austria)
June 11th, 2014 (Wide) (Belgium)
July 11th, 2014 (Wide) (Spain)
July 17th, 2014 (Wide) (Netherlands)
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 99 minutes
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Keywords: World War II, War Crimes, Adopted Family, Family Secrets, False Identity, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release, 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
Production Countries: Germany,

Leading Cast

   Katrine Evensen Myrdal
   Ase Evensen
   Bjarte Myrdal

Supporting Cast

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

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

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

Per Theater Chart: Wind Rises to the Top

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February 28th, 2014

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/02/28 84 $1,303   1 $1,303   $1,303 1
2014/03/07 78 $5,889 +352% 4 $1,472   $39,673 2

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/02/28 53 $33,784   1 $33,784   $33,784 1
2014/05/09 99 $1,885   1 $1,885   $1,885 11

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Austria 12/26/2013 $3,792 4 4 4 $4,204 12/13/2015
Belgium 6/11/2014 $0 0 16 63 $69,351 12/17/2015
Netherlands 7/17/2014 $6,863 12 12 12 $10,819 12/17/2015
Spain 7/11/2014 $80,634 37 44 121 $271,572 12/17/2015
International Total$355,946 12/17/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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