Film Two Times Lotte

March 30, 2014 at 16:00 Hrs.

Esplanade Cineplex Ratchadapisek, 5th floor

Director: Josef von Baky, 103 min., b/w, 1950

“Two ten-year-old girls who look uncannily alike meet at a summer camp on an Alpine lake. One of them, the bubblier brunette with curls, is named Luise Palfy and hails from Vienna. The other, Lotte Körner, is more reserved and wears her hair in plaits. She comes from Munich. The initial dismay, which turns to fury in Luise’s case, gives way to a tender friendship, in the course of which the children realize that they must be twins. From this point on they tirelessly yet vainly attempt to lift the cloak of mystery from their lives. Luise’s lust for adventure and, more so, the girls’ boundless yearning for the half of their world they have as yet been deprived of, result in a scheme which is as obvious as it is daring...” This was the description in the “Das doppelte Lottchen” film programme published in the Illustrierte Filmbühne No. 1009, which was available for 20 pfennigs at the movie’s première.