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Nelly & Nadine

  • 1h 32m
  • Magnus Gertten
  • Sweden, Belgium, Norway
  • 2022

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 to 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. 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.


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Category “Being Oneself” presented by Soar Communications Group


Magnus Gertten


English, French, Spanish, Swedish


Sweden, Belgium, Norway

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