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Two Mothers (2013)

Zwei Mütter (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 30 May 2013 (Germany)
Katja and Isabella are happily married and feel the time is right to have a child. As the weeks and months pass by, it becomes clear that the process will be far more fraught than either were prepared for.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Karina Plachetka Karina Plachetka ... Isabella Bürgelin
Sabine Wolf Sabine Wolf ... Katja Maria Maisch
Florian Weber ... Samenspender
Maarten Van Santen Maarten Van Santen ... Arzt Samenbank (as Dr. Marten Van Santen)
Tilmann A. Müller Tilmann A. Müller ... Anwalt
Joachim Welz Joachim Welz ... Inseminationsset-Verkäufer
Rolf Iben Rolf Iben ... Samenspender Subway
Karin Herrgen Karin Herrgen ... Apothekerin
Nadine Landmann Nadine Landmann ... Verkäuferin Babyladen
Simon Gross Simon Gross ... Kind
Robert Thiele Robert Thiele ... Vater
Andrea Pfirrmann Andrea Pfirrmann ... Empfangsdame Samenbank
Marcel Kluge Marcel Kluge ... Samenspender Hot-Dog-Laden
Tim Ihde Tim Ihde ... Samenspender Tankstelle
Soy Kounlavong Soy Kounlavong ... Samenspender Sushiladen


Two Mothers is a drama about a lesbian married couple, Katja and Isabella, who decided to have a child in Germany, a country that imposes so many legal issues, high fees and other obstacles in a very difficult process. They agreed to find a sperm donor but not a father, so they can educate the child without any exterior interference. Like many lesbian couples in Germany they have to find out that the road to a common child is much harder than expected.

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Trials and tribulations
22 March 2021 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Being gay or lesbian is still not something that is widely ... helpful or popular. So when two lesbian lovers, want to become parents, the process to become or get the opportunity to get one of them pregnant is staggering and near impossible to achieve. There are scenes in this, that while scripted I reckon, bare a lot of resemblence to real life - and I would not be surprised if they have been taken from real life incidents.

But to be mad at a worker, who may be aware or not that what he does, doesn't make much sense, is not helpful. It is the system that is stacked up against the two women. There is a lot of things that can be said here and you hopefully root for them. Even when they are down and mad at each other (like any relationship this has its ups and downs), there is one goal that unites them ... will they be able to overcome all the obstacles? But more important or rather more intriguing to watch, are all the hurdles that are put in their way ... I doubt the system will change just because of one movie ... but there is always hope that this will add to the discussion and help society reach a better place overall.

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