Nelly & Nadine
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Nelly & Nadine

  • Magnus Gertten
  • Sweden, Belgium, Norway
  • 2022
  • 92 min
  • English, French, Spanish, Swedish
Love against all odds – a remarkable story of two women falling in love in the Ravensbrück concentration camp.

On Christmas Eve, 1944 the Belgian prisoner and opera singer Nelly Mousset-Vos had been asked to sing Christmas carols in one of the French populated Ravensbrück barracks. After a couple of songs, Nadine Hwang of mixed Chinese heritage requests a song from Madame Butterfly. After Nelly sings an aria about waiting on a loved one, Nadine emerges from the darkness and kisses Nelly – at this moment Nelly and Nadine become a couple.

After the war, they reunite and start building a life together. For many years their relationship was kept a secret, even from their closest family.

Now Nelly’s grandchild, Sylvie, has decided to open Nelly and Nadine’s unseen personal archives and tell their story. A story about war sufferings, mysteries, well-kept secrets, and the complicated stories of concentration camp survivors. And most of all, a love story of all time that will move and inspire you.

Nelly & Nadine made its World Premiere at Berlinale 2022. Winner of the Teddy Award for LGBT topics.

Asia Pacific Premiere

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