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Fat Girl (2001)
"À ma soeur!" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Drama  |  7 March 2001 (France)
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A Ma Soeur! is a provocative and shocking drama about sibling rivalry, family discord and relationships. Elena is 15, beautiful and flirtatious. Her less confident sister, Anais, is 12, and... See full summary »


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Romain Goupil ...
François Pingot / Father
Laura Betti ...
Fernando's Mother
Albert Goldberg ...
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Friend at Residence
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A Ma Soeur! is a provocative and shocking drama about sibling rivalry, family discord and relationships. Elena is 15, beautiful and flirtatious. Her less confident sister, Anais, is 12, and constantly eats. On holiday, Elena meets a young Italian student who is determined to seduce her. Anais is forced to watch in silence, conspiring with the lovers, but harbouring jealousy and similar desires. Their actions, however, have unforeseen tragic consequences for the whole family. Written by Blackstar

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A new provocation from the director of "Romance"




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Fat Girl  »

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$31,237 (USA) (12 October 2001)


$724,116 (USA) (21 March 2003)

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In South Korea, this is the first movie to be passed containing sex scenes with nudity. Previously due to strict censorship, all sex scenes that included nudity had to be edited or deleted. See more »


Anaïs Pingot: When I hate you, I look at you and then I can't.
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4 December 2001 | by (Cambridge, Mass.) – See all my reviews

This is a film that is difficult to say you "liked." It gives a view of the different facets of cruelty. Anais (the "Fat Girl" of the title) is buffeted with cruelty and indifference at every turn--that directed toward her and that she witnesses. Her corpulence is both an attempt to insulate herself against these assaults but at the same time, indicative of her internalization of them. But ultimately, the film is similarly an assault on the viewer, be warned. It stings.

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