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Pauline and Paulette (2001)

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

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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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François Beukelaers ...
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Herman Coessens ...
Slager
Rita Maddens ...
Souffleuse
Michel Bauwens ...
Regisseur operette (as Michael Bauwens)
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Pauline is a 'little girl of 66 years old'. She is intellectually disabled 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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Communication barriers
31 July 2005 | by (Amsterdam) – See all my reviews

Pauline & Paulette is a small Belgian movie about the problems arising when the caretaker sister of the retarded Pauline dies and the other two sisters have to take over because otherwise they will lose their part of the legacy. Pauline (convincingly portrayed by Dora van der Groen) has a preference for flowers (both real and photographed) and bright colors. One of the two sisters (Paulette) establishes a particularly strong bond with her and that story is the main focus of the movie.

We have one of the sisters Cécile living (but not married) with a French-speaking man in Brussels. The fact that he is unable to connect and communicate to Pauline is a small reference to the existing language barrier in Belgium, as Pauline of course has her own unique language. With the love of Viennese operetta by Paulette we have the play-in-the-play; first Pauline breaks into that performance, later there's a farewell scene in the operetta.

The production design is well done with red and reddish colors for the places where Pauline and Paulette meet like the shop of Paulette for example.

There is not an arc in the script for a feature-length movie and it clocks in at a meager 78 minutes. The direction is not that interesting so we end up with a movie that's never dull, but never compelling either. But as many have noted it has its heart at the right place and is well suited for all age groups, although it may appeal especially to the not-too-young.


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