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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:
Should Be Required Viewing in Sex Ed Classes for Young Teens 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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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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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:I want my first time to be with someone I don't love.See more »
Soundtrack:
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FAQ

Should I read more, before I see this film?
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39 out of 53 people found the following review useful.
Should Be Required Viewing in Sex Ed Classes for Young Teens, 6 December 2005
Author: noralee from Queens, NY

"Fat Girl" is unrated so probably will never be shown in sex ed classes for 14-year-old girls willing to read the subtitles of a French film. Too bad.

Written and directed by Catherine Breillat, whose other controversial movies about girls and sex I've somehow missed and will now catch up on, the original title of "A ma soeur!" (to, or maybe colloquially for, my sister) makes a lot more sense.

But not since the very scary "Smooth Talk" have I seen the seduction of a pretty teen-ager by a hunky older guy shown so effectively, as this is a whole lot more explicit and sensually realistic in how they interact in a cagey game of alluring naiveté vs. determined persuasion.

Unlike "American Beauty" whose quasi-pedophilia I found disturbing, this is a sophisticated view of the powerful forces unleashed between a guy young enough to be attracted yet old enough to know better, and a girl old enough to be attracted yet young enough not to know better. Is he the banality of evil, an update of Sportin' Life or the snake -- or is he just being a guy? In class, the teacher could stop the tape in the middle of the dialog and action, and say "Whoa, girls, what could you say when he says that? When he does that? When you feel like that?"

And we watch this all played out in a fascinating way, from the viewpoint of, with devastating impact on, her younger, titular sister who has to endure an up close and personal intimacy with them under the noses of oblivious parents.

While the sibling relationship is the anchor, the ending may be a culminating precautionary statement on a very negative view of the battle of the sexes, but no one walking out of the theater was sure.

The Ontario Film Review Board missed the educational point in censoring the film, but I concur that it's a disturbing film.

Listening to Top 40 radio on the way home sure made me suspicious of all those declarations of love pouring out from all those guys.

Coincidentally, I re-saw the Rohmer film "Pauline on the Beach" hours later on IFC and now see that Breillat is making a dark commentary on that classic, both riffing off a 14-year-old on vacation amidst a sexual whirligig; the French may have a different reaction than me.

(originally written 10/27/2001)

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