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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
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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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Drama

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A man was arrested by Canada Customs and Revenue Agency in July of 2003 for importing a copy into Canada, on the grounds that the movie constituted obscene material. See more »

Quotes

Anaïs Pingot: I want my first time to be with someone I don't love.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

The Pretty Things Are Going to Hell
Performed by David Bowie
Written by David Bowie & Reeves Gabrels
© Nipple Music & Exploded View Music
© David Bowie & Virgin Records America, Inc.
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Moviezone Award Jury rapport @ International FilmFestival Rotterdam
5 February 2002 | by (The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Moviezone Award Jury rapport 2002 - Fat Girl (Catherine Breillat)

The winning film amongst three fantastic films has got to be a very special feature. Catherine Breillat showed the jury the world of two sisters which do not only differ in the physical aspect of their characters but also have their own very distinctive expectations and desires when it comes to their first time having sex. The bond between the sisters is portrayed very well, the girls and the life they live are very recognizable. When you are watching the film you forget you are watching actresses when they flawlessly get across very strong and personal emotions in a very subtle manner. The observations of the fat girl show precisely how she encounters her sisterhood; her negative self-image and the absurd fascination for her sister. The strong hand of the director and the personal theme makes Fat Girl a film which will be remembered for a long time and which will be the subject of many discussions.


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