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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.

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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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Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 March 2001 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Fat Girl  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$31,237 (USA) (14 October 2001)

Gross:

$724,116 (USA) (23 March 2003)
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Trivia

The ban imposed upon the film by the Ontario Film Review Board in November 2001 (on the grounds that it offended "contemporary provincial moral standards") was finally lifted in January 2003, after Bill Moody replaced Robert Warren as the Board's Chair and new guidelines for reviewing films were adopted. The film's North American distributor, Cowboy Pictures, had also threatened the OFRB with a lawsuit. See more »

Quotes

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

Featured in Indie Sex: Teens (2007) See more »

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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Moviezone Award Jury rapport @ International FilmFestival Rotterdam
5 February 2002 | by (The Netherlands) – See 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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