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Fat Girl (2001)

À ma soeur! (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 7 March 2001 (France)
Two sisters confront their sexual attitudes and experiences while on a family holiday.

Director:

Catherine Breillat

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anaïs Reboux ... Anaïs Pingot
Roxane Mesquida ... Elena Pingot
Libero De Rienzo ... Fernando
Arsinée Khanjian ... Mother
Romain Goupil Romain Goupil ... François Pingot / Father
Laura Betti ... Fernando's Mother
Albert Goldberg Albert Goldberg ... The Killer
Odette Barrière Odette Barrière ... Friend at Residence
Ann Matthijsse Ann Matthijsse ... Friend at Residence
Pierre Renverseau Pierre Renverseau ... Friend at Residence
Jean-Marc Boulanger Jean-Marc Boulanger ... Friend at Residence
Frederick Bodin Frederick Bodin ... Waiter
Michel Guillemin Michel Guillemin ... Janitor
Josette Cathalan Josette Cathalan ... Saleswoman
Claude Sésé Claude Sésé ... Police Officer (as Claude Sese)
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Storyline

A Ma Soeur! is a provocative and shocking drama about sibling rivalry, family discord and relationships. Elena is 15, beautiful and flirtatious. Her less confident sister, Anais, is 12, and constantly eats. On holiday, Elena meets a young Italian student who is determined to seduce her. Anais is forced to watch in silence, conspiring with the lovers, but harbouring jealousy and similar desires. Their actions, however, have unforeseen tragic consequences for the whole family. Written by Blackstar

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Taglines:

A new provocation from the director of "Romance"

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French | Italian | English

Release Date:

7 March 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Fat Girl See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,237, 14 October 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$724,116, 23 March 2003
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A man was arrested by Canada Customs and Revenue Agency in July of 2003 for importing a copy into Canada, on the grounds that the movie constituted obscene material. See more »

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Quotes

Anaïs Pingot: When I hate you, I look at you and then I can't.
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Soundtracks

J'ai mis mon coeur a pourrir
Lyrics and music by Catherine Breillat
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Moviezone Award Jury rapport @ International FilmFestival Rotterdam
5 February 2002 | by jurjenvloonSee all my reviews

Moviezone Award Jury rapport 2002 - Fat Girl (Catherine Breillat)

The winning film amongst three fantastic films has got to be a very special feature. Catherine Breillat showed the jury the world of two sisters which do not only differ in the physical aspect of their characters but also have their own very distinctive expectations and desires when it comes to their first time having sex. The bond between the sisters is portrayed very well, the girls and the life they live are very recognizable. When you are watching the film you forget you are watching actresses when they flawlessly get across very strong and personal emotions in a very subtle manner. The observations of the fat girl show precisely how she encounters her sisterhood; her negative self-image and the absurd fascination for her sister. The strong hand of the director and the personal theme makes Fat Girl a film which will be remembered for a long time and which will be the subject of many discussions.


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