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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, fifteen-year-old Elena, is a beauty. While the girls are on vacation with their parents, Anaïs tags along as Elena explores the dreary seaside town. Elena meets Fernando, an Italian law student; he seduces her with promises of love, and the ever watchful Anaïs bears witness to the corruption of her sister's innocence.
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 »
A new provocation from the director of "Romance"
A Ma Soeur! is a provocative and shocking drama about sibling rivalry, family discord and relationships... See more » | Add synopsis »
4 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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  (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
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)
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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USA:86 min | France:83 min | UK:81 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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?

The ban imposed upon the film by the Ontario Film Review Board in November 2001 (on the grounds that it offended "contemporary provincial moral standards") was finally lifted in January 2003, after Bill Moody replaced Robert Warren as the Board's Chair and new guidelines for reviewing films were adopted. The film's North American distributor, Cowboy Pictures, had also threatened the OFRB with a lawsuit.See more »
Anaïs Pingot:When I hate you, I look at you and then I can't.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Indie Sex: Teens (2007) (TV)See more »
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12 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Going on a crash diet, 19 November 2001
Author: jotix100 from New York

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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