Zwei Mütter

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Zwei Mütter (English: Two mothers) is a 1957 East German film directed by Frank Beyer after a screenplay by Leonie Ossowski. The film was Frank Beyer's graduation film at the Film School of the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague. The film tells the story of two women, one French and the other German, who fight for a child who has been mistakenly taken by the Germans after a bomb raid.[1] The film had a theatrical release and became a popular success with more than two million tickets sold in East Germany, but was also criticized for "lack of a stance" and "bourgeois pacifism".[2]


  1. ^ Walk, Ines (June 2007). "Frank Beyer" (in German). DEFA Foundation. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 
  2. ^ Löser, Claus (2006-10-04). "Immer unverbogen". Die Tageszeitung (in German). Retrieved 2009-06-05. 

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