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Fat Girl (2001) More at IMDbPro »À ma soeur! (original title)

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Fat Girl -- Twelve-year-old Anaïs is fat. Her sister, Elena, is a teenage beauty. While on vacation with their parents, Anaïs tags along with Elena as she explores the dreary seaside town.
Fat Girl -- Twelve-year-old Anaïs is fat. Her sister, Elena, is a teenage beauty. While on vacation with their parents, Anaïs tags along with Elena as she explores the dreary seaside town.

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Release Date:
7 March 2001 (France) See more »
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Tagline:
A new provocation from the director of "Romance"
Plot:
A Ma Soeur! is a provocative and shocking drama about sibling rivalry, family discord and relationships... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
4 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A polished film from Breillat on her usual themes of sexuality See more (83 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Anaïs Reboux ... Anaïs Pingot

Roxane Mesquida ... Elena Pingot

Libero De Rienzo ... Fernando

Arsinée Khanjian ... 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 Sesé ... Police Officer (as Claude Sese)
Marc Samuel ... Inspector

Directed by
Catherine Breillat 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Catherine Breillat 

Produced by
Conchita Airoldi .... co-producer: Urania Pictures
Jean-François Lepetit .... producer: Flach Film
 
Cinematography by
Giorgos Arvanitis 
 
Film Editing by
Pascale Chavance 
 
Casting by
Fabrice Bigot 
Gilles Cannatella 
Olivier Carbone 
Nicolas Lublin 
Michaël Weill 
 
Production Design by
François-Renaud Labarthe 
 
Set Decoration by
Cécilia Blom 
Fabienne David 
Christophe Graziani 
Fabrice Héraud 
Gérald Lemaire 
Jean-Luc Molle 
Yann Richard 
 
Costume Design by
Ann Dunsford  (as Anne Dunsford-Varenne)
Catherine Meillan 
 
Makeup Department
Dominique Colladant .... special makeup effects artist
Monique Kaiser .... assistant makeup artist
Claire Monatte .... key makeup artist
Patrick Peloille .... key hair stylist
Fabien Tuizat .... assistant special makeup effects
 
Production Management
Jerome Albertini .... assistant unit manager
Bernard Brun .... post-production supervisor
Pierre Cordonnier .... assistant unit manager
Fredy Lagrost .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fabrice Bigot .... second assistant director
David Santini .... third assistant director
Michaël Weill .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Marie Chapuis .... painter
Max-Olivier Ducout .... construction manager
Pascal Guyot .... constructor
François Hennequin .... painter
Alexis Jorand .... painter
Christian Lionel .... constructor
Guy Lionel .... painter
Françoise Malaplate .... painter
Julien Poitou-Weber .... property master
Roger Saillard .... constructor
Pierre Eric Yakovenko .... constructor
 
Sound Department
Salim Amrani .... sound mixer
Vincent Arnardi .... sound re-recording mixer
Frédéric Attal .... sound editor
Erwan Kerzanet .... sound assistant
Sylvain Lasseur .... sound editor
Jean Minondo .... sound
Jean-Max Morise .... post-synchronization engineer
Philippe Penot .... foley artist
Olivier Villette .... sound assistant
 
Stunts
Francis Bataille .... stunts
Gilbert Bataille .... stunts
Michel Carliez .... stunt coordinator
Gaëlle Cohen .... stunts
David Julienne .... stunts
Michel Julienne .... assistant stunt coordinator
Michel Norman .... car dolly stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Philippe Andron .... grip
Yorgos Angelou .... key grip
Marcel Berthomier .... grip
Lucilio Da Costa Pais .... electrician (as Lucilio Da Costa)
Thierry Engler .... electrician
Olivier Fortin .... first assistant camera
Philippe Grunebaum .... grip
Amar Kabouche .... electrician
Jonathan Kruger .... still photographer
Izet Kutlovac .... electrician
Hervé Lafont .... still photographer
Christophe Le Caro .... second assistant camera
Manuel Lopes .... electrician
Jacques Monge .... Steadicam operator
Dominique Quérou .... electrician
Olivier Regent .... gaffer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Janet Latimer .... costumer
Janine Schlumberger .... seamstress
 
Editorial Department
Frédéric Barbe .... second assistant editor
Jean-Marc Grégois .... color timer
Gwenola Heaulme .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Jean-Paul Jamot .... musician: guitar
Fabrice Nguyen Thai .... musician: guitar
 
Other crew
Jerome Albertini .... production assistant (as Jérôme Albertini)
Eric Aufèvre .... production assistant
Patricia Bales .... publicist
Sophie Bellavoine .... teacher
Lysiane Biagini .... production assistant
Arnaud Boudet .... production assistant
Marie-Agnès Brossaud .... production administrator
Pierre Cordonnier .... production assistant
Sébastien Coulet .... production assistant
Murielle Cusey .... production administrator
Claude Davy .... press attache
Dominique Frizat .... production administrator
Marion Gaillard .... production assistant
Marie-Christine Gauchée .... production administrator
Patrice Guillain .... technical consultant: police
Phil Hall .... film publicist
Fabrice Joly .... production assistant
Lionel Kopp .... title designer
Marc Lenormand .... production assistant
Michelle Masseyeff .... production assistant
Héléna Mendes .... assistant to producer
Philippe Mestanier .... chiropractor
Sébastien Meunier .... ripper
Michel Norman .... travelling car
Alexandre Putman .... ripper
Danilo Radasinovic .... ripper
Emmanuel Rigaut .... production assistant
Pascal Rodríguez .... ripper
Séverine Siaut .... script supervisor
François Stacke .... production assistant
Jean-Luc Staincq .... ripper
Fabrice Sébille .... ripper (as Fabrice Sebille)
 
Thanks
Marie-Hélène Breillat .... thanks
Claire Clouzot .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"À ma soeur!" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
USA:86 min | France:83 min | UK:81 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Brazil:12 | Canada:R (Alberta/Manitoba) | Canada:(Banned) (Ontario) (original rating) | Canada:16+ (Québec) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) (2005) | Canada:R (Ontario) (re-rating) (2003) | Finland:K-18 (original rating) | Finland:K-15 (re-rating) | France:-12 | Germany:16 | Hong Kong:III | Ireland:18 | Italy:VM14 | Japan:R-15 | Mexico:C | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:(Banned) (original rating) | Singapore:R21 (re-rating) (uncut) | South Korea:Limited (original rating) | South Korea:18 (re-rating on appeal) (uncut) | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 (TV rating) | UK:18 (original rating) | UK:18 (video rating) (2002) (cut) | USA:Unrated
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Libero De Rienzo wore a prosthetic erect penis in the sex scene.See more »
Quotes:
Anaïs Pingot:When I hate you, I look at you and then I can't.See more »
Soundtrack:
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30 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
A polished film from Breillat on her usual themes of sexuality, 13 August 2001
Author: Chris_Docker from United Kingdom

Director Breillat is back and, as she did with "Romance", pushing the bounds of censorship in an intellectually challenging fashion. The story follows the sexual development of two sisters in their early teens. Their middle class family embody the usual social mores and protective attitudes. Moreover, the story makes us aware of the legal dilemma of under age sex, undertaken as a matter of conscious choice and with proper protection by the 15-year old (older) sister with a boyfriend only a few years her senior (ie the relationship would be legal in Netherlands but not in many countries, including France). These are two fairly "normal" sisters, although the younger one is excessively overweight and only fantasizes about getting a boyfriend. There is some possible interpretation that the 15-year old's psychological development would progress more soundly were she not (initially) fettered by taboos over her own virginity. In one scene, a TV in the background has a Breillat-type character being interviewed and giving her philosophy about the intrinsic nature of sex, how it is something common to us all and that can be understood by anyone, and that we are all alike inasmuch as no-one is perfect. The characters and scenes are painted brilliantly, the sibling rivalry coupled with intense sisterly bonding, the mother driving at night and, as many people will have, with a lack of sleep and so not as perfectly safely as normal. It is the realism and ordinariness of the situations that keep us on the edge of our seats. The dialogue has the realism that suggests youngsters may have suggested some of the lines, with their observations that have the power to startle us out of complacency. The use of actors so young in fairly explicit scenes will be a matter of great concern, but Breillat is serious about her work and convinces us that she is not pandering to sensationalism but raising valid questions about how we effectively handle the challenges presented by precocious adolescents. The film is more polished than Breillat's earlier work and has an unnerving denouement, well-delivered.

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