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Pauline & Paulette (2001)

Pauline is a 'little girl of 66 years old'. She is intellectually disabled and been cared after by her sister Martha. When Martha dies, her two younger sisters, Paulette and Cecile have to ... See full summary »

Director:

Lieven Debrauwer

Writers:

Jacques Boon (as Jaak Boon), Lieven Debrauwer

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dora van der Groen Dora van der Groen ... Pauline Declercq
Ann Petersen Ann Petersen ... Paulette Declercq
Rosemarie Bergmans Rosemarie Bergmans ... Cécile Declercq
Julienne De Bruyn Julienne De Bruyn ... Martha Declercq
Idwig Stephane Idwig Stephane ... Albert
Camilia Blereau Camilia Blereau ... Slagersvrouw
Nand Buyl Nand Buyl ... Notaris
Magda Cnudde Magda Cnudde ... Marie-José
Jef Demedts Jef Demedts ... Begrafenisondernemer
Jenny Tanghe Jenny Tanghe ... Marcella
Bouli Lanners ... Taxichauffeur (as Bouli)
François Beukelaers François Beukelaers ... Directeur
Herman Coessens Herman Coessens ... Slager
Rita Maddens Rita Maddens ... Souffleuse
Michel Bauwens Michel Bauwens ... Regisseur operette (as Michael Bauwens)
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Pauline is a 'little girl of 66 years old'. She is intellectually disabled and been cared after by her sister Martha. When Martha dies, her two younger sisters, Paulette and Cecile have to make a decision on the best place for Pauline to be looked after. Neither of them is ready to take care of her. Paulette has a shop to look after and Cecile has her Albert. But according to Martha's last will, her fortune will only be divided in three equal parts if one of the sisters looks after Pauline. If they decide to take her to an institution, Pauline will be the only heir. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Belgium | France | Netherlands

Language:

Dutch | French

Release Date:

27 June 2001 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,527, 17 March 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$139,493, 16 June 2002
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Color:

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exceptional acting - touching film
16 February 2002 | by watercressSee all my reviews

I found this a touching, funny and involving film. Dora van der Groen's portrayal of the child-like 66 year old Pauline was remarkable in that she was never 'acting' and it was hard to believe that she was an actor playing a disabled woman and not a disabled woman acting. (She was my choice for best female actor in the European film awards.) The rest of the cast was excellent too and though this is a 'small' film, it covers the subject better than any of the more famous Hollywood pictures. Well worth a look.


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