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Sister My Sister (1994)

Two sisters separated in childhood reunite years later as servants at a household in France. Their happiness to be reunited spirals into an incestuous relationship.

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This all-woman production is set in provincial France in the early 1930's. Two young, country sisters enter domestic service in the bourgeois household of a penurious widow and her homely daughter. Neither pair speaks to the other: two sets of women separated and confined by social convention, personality, and the house itself. The relationship of the sisters slowly evolves into obsession, brought about by isolation and by emotions left from childhood. Trapped in a garret room, the sisters' violent downstairs-upstairs collision with Madame Danzard and the lumpy Isabelle seems certain. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for sexuality and a brutal murder sequence | See all certifications »

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14 July 1995 (USA)  »

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Entre Elas  »

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$217,881 (USA)
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Based on the play "My Sister In This House", by Wendy Kesselman, which is loosely based on the true story of the Papin Sisters. See more »

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Version of Jungfruleken (1966) See more »

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La Vie Parisienne
Overture - Jacques Offenbach
by kind permission of Parry Music
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If you're in the mood for murderous love
31 July 2003 | by (NC, USA) – See all my reviews

I liked everything about this movie, the story, casting, acting, direction, everything. Some frames are so beautiful that they look like paintings (think Degas and one frame, Seurat). The casting was perfect and Richardson delivered one of the bravest and best performances I've ever seen. The tension between both pairs of women--it was an amazing way to build suspense. Even if you don't completely understand the relationship between the two sisters, their passion is obvious. What a great find this movie is.


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