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Two Lives

Zwei Leben/To Liv

Germany | 2012 | 97 minutes | Georg Maas

A former East German spy in Norway has built a family life around a fake identity. With the fall of the Berlin Wall, her happy existence is threatened in this gripping story of trauma, intrigue, and espionage.

June 5, 2013
SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival  
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June 8, 2013
AMC Pacific Place 11  
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June 9, 2013
Kirkland Performance Center  
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It's Europe in 1990. The Berlin Wall has just crumbled. Katrine is a Norwegian "war child," raised in East Germany, who has been living in Norway for the past 20 years. She enjoys a happy life with her mother, her husband, daughter, and granddaughter. When a lawyer asks Katrine and her mother to testify in a trial against the Norwegian state on behalf of the war children, she resists. Gradually, a web of concealment and secrets is revealed, including truths that shake the family to its core. This tense drama addresses an important but taboo topic in Norwegian history: the way Norwegian women who had relationships with German occupation soldiers were treated by their country after World War II, and what happened to them under the Stasi regime in the former East Germany. The film features a rare performance by the legendary Norwegian actress Liv Ullmann.

Director Biography
Georg Maas was born in 1960 in Aachen. He studied at the German Film & Television Academy in Berlin, followed by workshops with Stván Szabó, Tilda Swinton, Krzysztof Kieslowski, and Wojciech Marczewski.

Sponsored in part by Eurochannel

Director: Georg Maas
Principal Cast: Juliane Köhler, Liv Ullmann, Ken Duken, Rainer Bock
Country: Germany, Norway
Year: 2012
Running Time: 97 minutes
Producer: Dieter Zeppenfeld, Rudi Teichmann, Axel Helgeland
Screenplay: Georg Maas, Christoph Tolle, Stale Stein Berg, Judith Kaufman
Cinematographers: Judith Kaufmann
Editors: Hansjörg Weißbrich
Music: Christoph M. Kaiser, Julian Maas
Website: http://www.betacinema.com/en/produkt/do/detail.html?id=3300
Filmography: The Buddah Walla (2010); The Real World of Peter Gabriel (2009); New Found Land (2003); Pathfinder (1998); Escaped (1995); Ametnot (1991)
Language: German, Norwegian
HasSubTitles: Yes
Format: DCP
International Sales: Beta Cinema
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