Two Mothers (2006)

Two Mothers
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 27mins.
Genres Family, Foreign, Documentary
Keywords adoption, investigation
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Elfi Mikesch Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Rosa von Praunheim Writer n/a 120782 4000001
Esther Schapira Co-Producer n/a 170 3000003
Thomas Landenburger Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Markus Tiarks Cinematographer n/a 402 6000003
Andreas Wolter Music n/a 120781 8000001
Mike Shephard Editor n/a 172 7000001
Jens Stubenrauch Co-Producer n/a 170 3000002
Rosa von Praunheim Producer n/a 3 3000001
Ludwig Norz Actor n/a 1 1000004
Astrid Ruschlau Actor n/a 1 1000003
Gertrud Mischwitzky Actor n/a 1 1000002
Anita Kugler Actor n/a 1 1000005
Margers Vestermanis Actor n/a 1 1000006
Rosa von Praunheim Director n/a 2 2000001
Chris Kraus Actor n/a 1 1000007
Rosa von Praunheim Actor n/a 1 1000001
Synopsis
Born in Riga in 1942, filmmaker Rosa Von Praunheim grew up in Germany. When his mother told him a few years before her death at the age of 94 that he was adopted from a children's home in Riga during the German occupation, a whole new chapter in his life opened up. It was only after her death in 2003 however that he went looking for his biological mother and father. The documentary describes in a virtually chronological order the quest for his roots. Along the way, he comes into contact with countless witnesses and archivists, who illuminate the horrors of the Second World War from different perspectives with their evidence and data. Von Praunheim finds out a lot more than he expected, meets relatives and does not just build an unexpectedly autobiographical story from the fragments of evidence about the start of his life, but also provides a detailed report of an underexposed part of the Holocaust.