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Pauline and Paulette (2001)
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Pauline is a 'little girl of 66 years old'. She is mentally retarded and been cared after by her sister Martha. When Martha dies, her two younger sisters, Paulette and Cecile have to make a... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dora van der Groen ...
Pauline Declercq
Ann Petersen ...
Paulette Declercq
Rosemarie Bergmans ...
Cécile Declercq
Julienne De Bruyn ...
Martha Declercq
Idwig Stephane ...
Albert
Camilia Blereau ...
Slagersvrouw
Nand Buyl ...
Notaris
Magda Cnudde ...
Marie-José
Jef Demedts ...
Begrafenisondernemer
Jenny Tanghe ...
Marcella
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Taxichauffeur (as Bouli)
François Beukelaers ...
Directeur
Herman Coessens ...
Slager
Rita Maddens ...
Souffleuse
Michael Bauwens ...
Regisseur operette
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Pauline is a 'little girl of 66 years old'. She is mentally retarded and been cared after by her sister Martha. When Martha dies, her two younger sisters, Paulette and Cecile have to make a decision on the best place for Pauline to be looked after. Neither of them is ready to take care of her. Paulette has a shop to look after and Cecile has her Albert. But according to Martha's last will, her fortune will only be divided in three equal parts if one of the sisters looks after Pauline. If they decide to take her to an institution, Pauline will be the only heir. Written by Anonymous

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$13,527 (USA) (15 March 2002)

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$139,493 (USA) (14 June 2002)
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A winning film
24 November 2004 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

This film is a subtle charmer. The acting is wonderful and worth watching several times, especially the character of Pauline and how she interacts with all the other characters of the film. Watch her eyes. An amazing portrayal. While the plot may seem simplistic to some viewers, it is not without its own form of dramatic tension and compelling comedy. The colors of the sets are interesting in conjunction with the character development. The music chosen for each scene is interesting and idiosyncratic. I was reminded of the Norwegian film "Elling," as well as some elements of the Canadian film "Strangers in Good Company." All these films have a real breath of fresh air that is palpable.


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