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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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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

Gross USA:

$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 The Maids (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Sleep My Little Sister, Sleep
music and lyrics by Wendy Kesselman
performed by Joely Richardson
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Beautiful and Twisted Sisters
2 December 1998 | by badattitSee all my reviews

This is a great film for oppressed workers. We who toil daily can't help but identify with the two sisters, trapped, terrified of being fired, with only one another to turn to. Their revenge is terrible, but also, in a twisted sort of way,understandable. Besides being a beautifully acted film with a sustained mood of wonder mixed with dread, Sister My Sister explores taboo subjects: incest, lesbianism, and worker revenge. I have frequently recommended this movie to friends, and everyone of them has loved it!


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