is the English-language title of De Tweeling
, a 2002 Dutch film
, directed by Ben Sombogaart
, based on the novel The Twins
by Tessa de Loo
, with a screenplay by Dutch actress and writer Marieke van der Pol
The film tells the story of two German twin sisters separated at a young age. The two girls grow estranged during World War II, because one is raised in the Netherlands and the other in Germany. They meet again accidentally decades later.
The two girls/women are each played by three different actors, from the Netherlands and Germany respectively.
Miramax Films had also acquired the United States distribution rights to Twin Sisters and the film was given a limited US theatrical release in 2005.
The film was a 76th Academy Awards nominee for Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film of 2003.