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Sister My Sister (1994)

Two sisters separated in childhood reunite years later as servants at a household in France. Their happiness to be reunited spirals into an incestuous relationship.

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Nancy Meckler

Writers:

Wendy Kesselman (play), Wendy Kesselman (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Julie Walters ... Madame Danzard
Joely Richardson ... Christine Papin
Jodhi May ... Lea Papin
Sophie Thursfield Sophie Thursfield ... Isabelle Danzard
Amelda Brown Amelda Brown ... Visitor
Lucita Pope Lucita Pope ... Visitor
Kate Gartside ... Sister Veronica
Aimee Schmidt Aimee Schmidt ... Young Lea
Gabriella Schmidt Gabriella Schmidt ... Young Christine
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Storyline

This all-woman production is set in provincial France in the early 1930's. Two young, country sisters enter domestic service in the bourgeois household of a penurious widow and her homely daughter. Neither pair speaks to the other: two sets of women separated and confined by social convention, personality, and the house itself. The relationship of the sisters slowly evolves into obsession, brought about by isolation and by emotions left from childhood. Trapped in a garret room, the sisters' violent downstairs-upstairs collision with Madame Danzard and the lumpy Isabelle seems certain. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and a brutal murder sequence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Entre Elas See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,907, 25 June 1995

Gross USA:

$217,881

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$217,881
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the play "My Sister In This House", by Wendy Kesselman, which is loosely based on the true story of the Papin Sisters. See more »

Connections

Version of Jungfruleken (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Sleep My Little Sister, Sleep
music and lyrics by Wendy Kesselman
performed by Joely Richardson
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If you're in the mood for murderous love
31 July 2003 | by vivesi-1See all my reviews

I liked everything about this movie, the story, casting, acting, direction, everything. Some frames are so beautiful that they look like paintings (think Degas and one frame, Seurat). The casting was perfect and Richardson delivered one of the bravest and best performances I've ever seen. The tension between both pairs of women--it was an amazing way to build suspense. Even if you don't completely understand the relationship between the two sisters, their passion is obvious. What a great find this movie is.


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