Two Lives (Zwei Leben) 9 years old

She built one life on love, the other on deceit

Two Lives

Europe 1990, the Berlin wall has just crumbled: Katrine, raised in East Germany, but now living in Norway for the last 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. She enjoys a happy family life with her mother, her husband, daughter and granddaughter. But when a lawyer asks her and her mother to witness in a trial against the Norwegian state on behalf of the war children, she resists. Gradually, a web of concealments 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?


Two Lives Cast

Name Character
Juliane Köhler She was 48, now 56 years old as Katrine
Sven Nordin He was 57, now 65 years old as Bjarte
Vicky Krieps She was 29, now 38 years old as Kathrin Lehnhaber
Jürgen Rißmann He was 50, now 58 years old as Lattoch
Ken Duken He was 34, now 43 years old as Sven Solbach
Dennis Storhøi He was 53, now 61 years old as Hogseth
Thorbjørn Harr He was 39, now 48 years old as Young Bjarte Myrdal
Liv Ullmann She was 75, now 83 years old as Ase Evensen
Daniel Krauss He was 41, now 49 years old as German TV Journalist
Ralf Dittrich He was 63, now 73 years old as Clerk
Julia Bache-Wiig She was 29, now 37 years old as Anne
Christian Steyer He was 67, now 75 years old as Archivist
Thomas Lawinky He was 48, now 57 years old as Kahlmann
Rainer Bock He was 60, now 68 years old as Hugo
Klara Manzel She was 29, now 38 years old as Young Katrine Evensen
Holger Handtke He was 44, now 54 years old as German man
Ursula Werner She was 70, now 78 years old as Hiltrud

Two Lives Crew

Name Department
Christoph Kaiser as Music. He was 50 (now 58) years old Sound
Axel Helgeland as Producer. He was 70 (now 78) years old Production
Julian Maas as Music. He was 37 (now 47) years old Sound
Ståle Stein Berg as Screenplay. He was 41 (now 50) years old Writing
Georg Maas as Director. He was 52 (now 61) years old Directing
Georg Maas as Screenplay. He was 52 (now 61) years old Writing
Christoph Tölle as Screenplay. He was 114 (78) years old when He died Writing
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Two Lives (9 years)

She built one life on love, the other on deceit

  • Release day: Friday, October 19, 2012
  • Runtime: 97 minutes