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Fat Girl (2001)

À ma soeur! (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 7 March 2001 (France)
Two sisters confront their sexual attitudes and experiences while on a family holiday.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anaïs Reboux ...
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Fernando
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Mother
Romain Goupil ...
François Pingot / Father
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Fernando's Mother
Albert Goldberg ...
The Killer
Odette Barrière ...
Friend at Residence
Ann Matthijsse ...
Friend at Residence
Pierre Renverseau ...
Friend at Residence
Jean-Marc Boulanger ...
Friend at Residence
Frederick Bodin ...
Waiter
Michel Guillemin ...
Janitor
Josette Cathalan ...
Saleswoman
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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A new provocation from the director of "Romance"

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$31,237 (USA) (12 October 2001)

Gross:

$724,116 (USA) (21 March 2003)
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Trivia

Anaïs Reboux's mother lied to her about her dog dying in order to get her to cry for the crying scenes. See more »

Quotes

Anaïs Pingot: I want my first time to be with someone I don't love.
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Soundtracks

The Pretty Things Are Going to Hell
Performed by David Bowie
Written by David Bowie & Reeves Gabrels
© Nipple Music & Exploded View Music
© David Bowie & Virgin Records America, Inc.
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Touching
15 August 2001 | by (Bendigo, Australia) – See all my reviews

Somehow this film picked up the English title 'A Fat Girl'. How inappropriate, I thought, because for most of the film, the romance of the elder, more attractive sister takes center-stage. It is only at the end, after some horrible things have happened, that it becomes clear that the film has been leading us to understand the fat sister Anais's strange reaction to what happened to her. I have read criticism of the violence late in the film, as not having flowed out of what has gone before. Such criticism misses the point of the movie, I think, which is about the contrast between Anais's first sexual experience and the lovely Elena's, and Anais's acceptance of rape as being preferable to being in love with the boy, as Elena had been, when we and Anais watched Elena's first intercourse.

I thought the acting in this film wonderful, and Anais Reboux, as the fat girl is an outstanding find. This is a touching film, with real characters with whom to empathize, especially the two girls, both young and romantic, one with a saving touch of cynicism.


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