De Tweeling (Twin Sisters)
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Dutch family-oriented filmmaker Ben Sombogaart directs De Tweeling (Twin Sisters), based on the best-selling novel by Tessa de Loo. Using black-and-white and color film stocks to establish the interwoven time periods, the story concerns twin sisters who grow up during WWII. In 1926, orphans Lotte and Anna are separated and forbidden to contact each other. Lotte is taken in by a wealthy Dutch couple to recover from tuberculosis and Anna is sent to work on a farm in Germany under the aegis of her uncle. Each woman becomes romantically involved with a different suitor; when the war breaks out,… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"We have to settle for good intentions and bad writing."
‑ Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times
"A handsomely appointed, solidly acted feature."
‑ Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter
"Go Dutch for this one."
‑ , E! Online
"This war film without a single explosion is about what war does to people's thinking and reasoning and how it leads to prejudice that can even break the bonds of sisterhood."
‑ Boyd van Hoeij,
"Twin Sisters has the engrossing quality of a big historical novel and about the same level of sentimental artistry."
‑ Deborah Young, Variety
"It all feels a little too much saccharine and contrivance,"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Its production values are rich, [and] the performances of its three sets of actresses are strong."
‑ William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"The good that comes from the deprivation of answers-on-demand is it allows a much stronger wallop once full disclosure has been made ..."
‑ Greg Muskewitz,
"Twin Sisters has the what-will- happen-next energy of a page-turner."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"Sweeping, stately and accomplished."
‑ Jonathan Trout,
"War in Twin Sisters doesn't illuminate people's lives-it exists to prolong a weepy epic-length separation drama for the satisfaction of the Danielle Steele crowd."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
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