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Petite sœur

Director(s)
Véronique Reymond
Stéphanie Chuat
Country
Switzerland
Duration
99 min
Language
German
French
English with English subtitles

Lisa, once a brilliant playwright, no longer writes. She lives with her family in Switzerland, but her heart remains in Berlin, beating in time with that of her twin brother Sven, the famous theatre actor. Since Sven has been suffering from an aggressive type of leukaemia, the relationship between them has become even closer. Lisa does not want to accept this blow of fate, she does everything in her power to bring Sven back on stage. For her soulmate she neglects everything else and even risks losing her husband. Her marriage goes awry, but Lisa only has eyes for her brother, who reflects her deepest longings and awakens in her the desire to be creative, to feel alive again. – Film Movement

Superb performances by Nina Hoss and Lars Eidinger ground this moving, unfussy Swiss drama of twin siblings whose bond is tested by leukemia. – Guy Lodge, Variety

With the support of the Consulat général de Suisse à Montréal

Film submitted by Switzerland for the 2021 Oscars
Official Competition – Berlin International Film Festival 2020

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Director(s)
Véronique Reymond
Stéphanie Chuat
Country
Switzerland
Duration
99 min
Language
German
French
English with English subtitles