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27 June 2001 (Belgium) See more »
Pauline is a 'little girl of 66 years old'. She is intellectually disabled and been cared after by her sister Martha... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
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

Bouli Lanners ... Taxichauffeur (as Bouli)
François Beukelaers ... Directeur
Herman Coessens ... Slager
Rita Maddens ... Souffleuse
Michel Bauwens ... Regisseur operette (as Michael Bauwens)
Koen Crucke ... De 'graaf'
Christine Termonia ... Sopraan
Stroppentheater Gent ... Operettekoor
Linda Lepomme ... Actrice operette
Christiane Locufier ... Actrice operette
Philippe Drecq ... Acteur
Rene Caucheteux ... Man in zetel museum
Freddie Shermann ... Dienster tea-room
Jocelyne Verdier ... Dame in tea-room
Kiki De Paepe ... Schoenverkoopster
Warre Borgmans ... Syndic
Machteld Ramoudt ... Begeleidster
Ingrid De Vos ... Begeleidster
Luc Nuyens ... Postzegelverzamelaar
Olivier Ythier ... Bewoner instelling
Leentje Bekaert ... Bewoner instelling
Denise Coryn ... Bewoner instelling
Roger Debbaut ... Bewoner instelling
Suzanne Dedonder ... Bewoner instelling
Josiane Lammens ... Bewoner instelling
Rita Silkijn ... Bewoner instelling
Wim de Wulf ... Ober
Simone Deman ... Dame in restaurant
Annie de Kesel ... Dame in restaurant
Rosika Lamsens ... Koppel in restaurant
Frans Debrauwer ... Koppel in restaurant
Marie Christine De Walle ... Klant bij Paulette
Lucrese de Kesel ... Klant bij Paulette
Suzy Van Herbergen ... Buurvrouw van Martha
Raymond Van Herbergen ... Buur
Maria Verhaert ... Zangstem Ann Petersen in de operette (singing voice)

Directed by
Lieven Debrauwer 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jacques Boon  (as Jaak Boon)
Lieven Debrauwer 

Produced by
Jacques Boon .... executive producer (as Jaak Boon)
Dominique Janne .... producer
Emjay Rechsteiner .... co-producer
Arlette Zylberberg .... co-producer
Original Music by
Frédéric Devreese 
Cinematography by
Michel van Laer 
Film Editing by
Philippe Ravoet 
Art Direction by
Hilde Duyck 
Costume Design by
Erna Siebens 
Makeup Department
Esther De Goey .... hair stylist
Esther De Goey .... makeup artist
Anne Moralis .... makeup artist (hair stylist)
Gerda van Hoof .... additional makeup artist
Production Management
Alain Bonnet .... production manager
Wim Bonte .... unit manager
Gustav Borreman .... production manager
Nadine Borreman .... production manager
Nancy Brasseur .... post-production manager
Jelle Claes .... unit manager
Jo van Hende .... unit production manager
Emmanuel Meuleman .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Borghs .... first assistant director
Melanie Daems .... second assistant director
Art Department
Kurt Rigolle .... props
Jimmy Van Meel .... set dresser
Sound Department
Lieven Callens .... sound
Dominique Dalmasso .... sound mixer
Eric DeVos .... sound editor (as Eric De Vos)
Olivier Hespel .... sound
Valerie Keyser .... sound editor
Catherine Le Mignant-Labye .... sound editor
Jo Masset .... post-synchronization
Henri Morelle .... sound recordist
Philippe van Leer .... foley artist
Philippe van Leer .... sound effects editor
Willem van Nieuwenhuyzen .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Olivier Botte .... electrician
Bruno Dussart .... electrician
Jos Evenepoel .... key grip
Peter Franken .... electrician: second unit
Philippe Garot .... electrician
Bruno Moons .... electrician
Rachid Neffati .... first assistant camera: second unit
Chris Renson .... camera operator: second unit
Dominique Sirault .... electrician
Philippe Therasse .... first assistant camera
Tommy Van Meerbeeck .... electrician (as Tommy van Meerbeek)
Laurent Waltenier .... grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Griet Van Landeghem .... costumer
Editorial Department
Bart Bossaert .... assistant editor
Julien Contreau .... assistant editor
Dirk Vandewalle .... color timer
Other crew
Valerie Fonteyne .... production secretary
Dimitri Wacheul .... production accountant

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Also Known As:
"Pauline & Paulette" - Belgium (original title)
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Rated PG for brief language
78 min | Argentina:106 min
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Belgium:KT | Finland:S | France:U | Iceland:L | Netherlands:AL | Sweden:11 (video rating) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | UK:PG | USA:PG


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You'll laugh, you'll cry, it'll change your life., 26 December 2006
Author: Dudette from Leuven, Belgium

This is an amazing film by Lieven Debrauwer. Whereas his earlier films weren't that great -such as the short movie "Dichten, wat is dichten dan...?"- this is a piece of art.

Debrauwer doesn't seem to be interested in being groundbreaking. Movies like this have been done before, it doesn't provide us with anything new. (E.g. "Rainman" or "What's eating Gilbert Grape") It just tells us a simple but very intimate story.

Both of the protagonists' roles, played by Dora van der Groen and the now deceased Ann Petersen, are impressive. Van der Groen comes across very natural when portraying the honest behaviour and joy that most 'old children' seem to have. Petersen's acting is unbelievable as well. She portrays the prototypical older Flemish lady perfectly. A cold harsh lady who feels her mildly retarded sister is a burden that is complicating her life. A life that, especially at her age, should have been a simple one.

Highly recommended!

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