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Fat Girl (2001)

À ma soeur! (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 7 March 2001 (France)
Two sisters confront their sexual attitudes and experiences while on a family holiday.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anaïs Reboux ...
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Fernando
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Mother
Romain Goupil ...
François Pingot / Father
Laura Betti ...
Fernando's Mother
Albert Goldberg ...
The Killer
Odette Barrière ...
Friend at Residence
Ann Matthijsse ...
Friend at Residence
Pierre Renverseau ...
Friend at Residence
Jean-Marc Boulanger ...
Friend at Residence
Frederick Bodin ...
Waiter
Michel Guillemin ...
Janitor
Josette Cathalan ...
Saleswoman
Claude Sésé ...
Police Officer (as Claude Sese)
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Storyline

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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Release Date:

7 March 2001 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Fat Girl  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

The scene where the Mother slaps Anais's face, took 13 takes. The last one, which is shown in the movie, is for real. See more »

Quotes

Anaïs Pingot: When I hate you, I look at you and then I can't.
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Connections

Featured in Indie Sex: Teens (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Moi je m'ennuie
Lyrics and music by Catherine Breillat
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Going on a crash diet
19 November 2001 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Catherine Breillat, the director of this film, knows how to provoke an audience with her risky themes. "A ma soeur" is a more disturbing film than the other director's movies, which we have enjoyed. Miss Breillat presents us an overweight teen ager who shows signs of low self esteem. To make matters worse, her sister, who is an attractive and slim girl, shows a cruel strain toward her sibling.

We find the two sisters during a summer vacation. The two girls are so different that logically, we feel bad for the poor fat sister, who obviously, is at a disadvantage. The pretty sister has no problems attracting boys; she has no problems taking the one she likes to bed, while her sister listens to all what's going on in the room. This is cruelty beyond imagination.

Miss Breillat shows courage in presenting this thorny account about sexual awakening. The only thing that feels out of place is the long sequence at the end of the film, which comes out of nowhere and leaves the audience stunned, as proved by the people that flocked to read the review posted on the lobby of the Lincoln Plaza cinemas, as many viewers obviously had trouble understanding the film.

Those last minutes of the film seem endless and proved nothing more than perhaps a director who ran out of ideas and didn't know where to take the story, therefore the ending that will disappoint even those avid Breillat's fans.


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