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Les soeurs fâchées (2004)

Louise, younger sister, natural and straightforward, lives in province; Martine, older sister, beautiful and aloof, lives in the Parisian upper middle class. Louise has written a novel. On ... See full summary »

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Martine Demouthy
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Louise Mollet
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Pierre Demouthy
Brigitte Catillon ...
Sophie
Michel Vuillermoz ...
Richard
Christiane Millet ...
Géraldine
Rose Thiéry ...
Fernanda, la bonne
Bruno Chiche ...
Charles
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L'éditeur
Aurore Auteuil ...
L'hôtesse accueil éditeur
Antoine Beaufils ...
Alexandre Demouthy
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Philippe Breton
Philippe Cacheux
Françoise Dubois ...
Hôtesse salon de coiffure
Denis Sylvain
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Louise, younger sister, natural and straightforward, lives in province; Martine, older sister, beautiful and aloof, lives in the Parisian upper middle class. Louise has written a novel. On Monday she will go for an appointment with a publisher in Paris, which may change her life. She comes to live with Martine for three days. During three days, Louise and her obvious happiness exasperate Martine and set her life in glares..... Written by Anonymous

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22 December 2004 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Jag och min syster  »

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$1,341,556 (France) (7 January 2005)
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Alexandra Leclère met Isabelle Huppert and offered her her script while she was waiting outside school for her youngest son. See more »

Quotes

Martine: Happiness, there's more to life than just that !
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Features The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967) See more »

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Bedroom Dancing
(Phelim Byrne (as P. Byrne)/Matthew Hardwidge (as M. Hardwidge))
Performed by Day One
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a refreshingly witty update of Andersen's 'Ugly Duckling'
15 August 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Despite occasional overacting, this movie contains some interesting psychological and sociological insights. Most of the situations are plausible, even when they contain stereotypes. Although Martine's character could be construed as vicious and riddled with over-the-top intolerance, in the end she arouses more pity than contempt. Her younger sister Louise, fresh from the provinces and utterly devoid of sophistication and savoir-faire, in the end turns up trumps, a modern version of Andersen's ugly duckling. All the minor characters appear credible, as they witness with patient puzzlement the increasingly hysterical outbursts of the Parisian sister. A subtle touch is provided by Martine's unprepossessing little boy, who should be, but isn't, the logical comfort to his mother's depressive condition. If there is a moral to this fast-paced middle-class comedy, it is that no intelligent woman should sentence herself to merely being a wife and mother. Louise, on the other hand, has twigged this, and triumphs in the end.


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