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Pauline and Paulette (2001)
"Pauline & Paulette" (original title)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  27 June 2001 (Belgium)
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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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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 ...
Camilia Blereau ...
Nand Buyl ...
Magda Cnudde ...
Jef Demedts ...
Jenny Tanghe ...
Taxichauffeur (as Bouli)
François Beukelaers ...
Herman Coessens ...
Rita Maddens ...
Michel Bauwens ...
Regisseur operette (as Michael Bauwens)


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)


$139,493 (USA) (14 June 2002)

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a very sweet film
9 December 2002 | by (Portland, OR) – See all my reviews

I saw previews for this film and it caught my eye, so I rented the DVD. It was extremely well acted, especially by Dora van der Groen as Pauline. It had funny moments, and also true-to-life moments. It wasn't earth shattering, but it was very touching. I also enjoyed the director's commentary on the DVD. He talked about the decisions made, especially the use of color, and how long it took to get the film made - 4 years! It really was a labor of love. If you need heart-wrenching drama or action, this isn't the film for you, but if you appreciate good acting and scenes that touch your heart, I highly recommend this one!

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