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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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Inner conflict
6 August 2016 | by CharlottaGSee all my reviews

This film feels stereotypical. Yet, it differs from the rest.

To try to explain: In it's way of portraying lesbians it feels a bit flat and non progressive. One is a butch, the other's not, they have hot lesbian sex but are apart from that pretty cold people. But the style of the film, the editing and general scenography differs from the previous ''lesbian movies'' I've watched. While others tend to be long drawn out borderline tedious this one is straight on the other side of the chart. It feels very shortly cut which gives it almost a documentary feel to it and I think this deprives it of some depth it desperately needed hence the non saying characters.

In another way, the documentary feel works in favour of the main focus of the movie, which is indeed very real. It helps the viewer feel how unjust the system works and how it tears relationships that lesbian couples has to go through this in order to have child.

Even though a lot of things could've been improved I do think this movie is worth the watch because it touches such an important issue. It builds itself up at the same time as it's tearing itself apart.


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