Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. —Henry Fielding

25 September 2005

De Tweeling

I had a good cry this morning. Based on the novel by Tessa de Loo, De Tweeling (Twin Sisters) is a film about two twin sisters in 1920s Germany who are split up by their family after their parents die. It's an epic film that spans about seventy years from Nazi-era Germany to present-day Holland and it's the most heartbreaking, unsentimental drama I've seen in a long, long time. The story of these two sisters really got under my skin and snuck up on me. I sat in my apartment at the end of the film and just wept. I know tearjerkers aren't everyone's cup of tea (they're not usually mine, either), but I highly recommend this Dutch drama.