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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
I just saw this film at the European Union Film Festival at the American Film Institute. It is a brilliant film with a deeply moving story line. The acting is uniformly excellent. Dora van der Groen is so convincing in her role, I could almost believe that she truly is retarded. Ann Petersen as Paulette does a brilliant job as a deeply conflicted sister who is suddenly faced with a decision about what is important in life. The use of music in the film to emphasize the beautiful but limited world in which Pauline lives is very effective. I went with a small group of friends and everyone agreed that the film was sweet and beautiful. Highly Recommended. 10 out of 10.
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