Magnus Gertten
Nelly and Nadine
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Nelly and Nadine

Nelly and Nadine

Magnus Gertten

93 min.
Sweden, Norway, Belgium and Denmark
Swedish, English, French and Spanish
Subtitles: Catalan and English

Nelly and Nadine fell in love on Christmas night 1944 in the Ravensbrück concentration camp. An exceptional and inspiring love story.


Magnus Gertten
Are Åberg, Krister Johnson, Jørgen Meyer, Audun Røstad, Katarzyna Maria Wieczorek
Ove Rishøj Jensen
Bram Crols & Mark Daems, Associate Directors, Belgium. Ingrid Galadriel Aune Falch, Christian Aune Falch & Torstein Parelius, UpNorth Film, Norway
Graphic design
Annelies Vaes
Voice of Nelly
Anne Coesens
Voice of Nadine
Bwanga Pilipili
Head of research
Sebastian Claesson
Marthe Belsvik Stavrum

The powerful voice of the opera singer Nelly resounds in the Ravensbrück concentration camp. On Christmas Eve 1944, Nelly meets Nadine and they fall in love. Their secret love would live on after their liberation from the Nazi terror camps. Together they shared an exciting life that had been forgotten until now. Nelly's granddaughter decides to open the box containing her grandmother's most intimate archives. An exceptional love story between two women who were ahead of their time. Their courage to overcome impossible obstacles is an inspiring example that deserves to be remembered.

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About the direction
Magnus Gertten

Magnus Gertten


Magnus Gertten is an award-winning director and producer from Malmö, Sweden. Since 1998, he has dire...

Awards and festivals

Germany, 2022
Tempo Stockholm
Sweden, 2022
Thessaloniki Doc
Greece, 2022
Denmark, 2022
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"Extraordinary, historical and personal (...) Chronicle of a beautiful couple, gloriously revealed so that the world contemplates them and, most likely, adores them".

— Jan Lumholdt, Cineuropa
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