Beloved Sisters
Beloved Sisters

Beloved Sisters

Director Dominik Graf

Production year 2014

Length 138min.

Country Germany


The summer of 1788 in Rudolstadt. Rebellious poet Friedrich Schiller and two penniless sisters, members of the Thuringian aristocracy, experience an unforgettable period together which will eventually bind them forever. Unhappily married Caroline von Beulwitz and her shy sister Charlotte von Lengefeld take seriously their oath to share everything. Charlotte marries Schiller so they may pursue their ménage à trios under the guise of convention. Caroline, whose novel Schiller publishes anonymously, leaves her husband. The fragile equilibrium of their love triangle becomes unhinged when she falls pregnant. But Schiller is determined to fight for both sisters.


Dominik Graf
Dominik Graf



Grigoriy Dobrygin


Dominik Graf

Director of Photography

Michael Wiesweg

Production designer

Thomas Göldner

Music by

Sven Rossenbach, Florian van Volxem


Hjalti Bager-Jonathansson


Claudia Wolscht


Hannah Herzsprung, Florian Stetter, Henriette Confurius, Claudia Messner, Ronald Zehrfeld

Production company(ies)

Bavaria Filmverleih - und Produktions GmbH Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) Wega Film WS Filmproduktion Senator Film Kiddinx Filmproduktion Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) ARD Degeto Film ARTE

Dominik Graf

He studied directing at the city’s University of Film and Television from 1974 to 1979 and received the Bavarian Film Award for best young director for his graduation film DER KOSTBARE GAST In 1988 he received a German Film Award for DIE KATZE Graf has since made around fifty films for television and cinema. His work frequently screens at the Berlinale, including the films DER FELSEN and DER ROTE KAKADU and the television series IM ANGESICHT DES VERBRECHENS


Carlas Briefe (1975, short), Der kostbare Gast (1979), Neonstadt (1982, segment Running Blue), Das zweite Gesicht (1982), Drei gegen drei (1985), The Cat (1988), Tiger, Löwe, Panther (1989), The Gamblers (1990), The Invincibles (1994), Munich: Secrets of a City (2000), A Map of the Heart (2002), The Red Cockatoo (2006), Deutschland 09 - 13 kurze Filme zur Lage der Nation (2009, segment Der Weg, den wir nicht zusammen gehen), Lawinen der Erinnerung (2012, doc.), Beloved Sisters (2014), Was heißt hier Ende? (2015, doc.).

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