Fat Girl

March 7th, 2001


Fat Girl

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A Ma Soeur! is a provocative and shocking drama about sibling rivalry, family discord and relationships...

Release Year: 2001

Rating: 6.4/10 (4,979 voted)

Critic's Score: 77/100

Director: Catherine Breillat

Stars: Anaïs Reboux, Roxane Mesquida, Libero De Rienzo

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.

Anaïs Reboux - Anaïs Pingot
Roxane Mesquida - Elena Pingot
Libero De Rienzo - Fernando
Arsinée Khanjian - Mother
Romain Goupil - François Pingot / Father
Laura Betti - 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 Sese - Police Officer

Taglines: A new provocation from the director of "Romance"

Release Date: 7 March 2001

Filming Locations: France

Opening Weekend: $31,237 (USA) (14 October 2001) (4 Screens)

Gross: $724,116 (USA) (23 March 2003)

Technical Specs

Runtime: USA:  | France:  | UK:

Did You Know?

'De Rienzo, Libero' wore a prosthetic erect penis in the film's sex scene.

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

User Review

I was devastated by this vicious, brilliant film


This film is a necessary act of violation on its viewers. A pure, lethal injection of dramatic suffering which is beautifully rendered but left me feeling devastated by its intensity. Breillat is a director who has already made shock-waves with her last film "Romance". In her latest piece of disturbing cinematic violence, she takes us inside the life of a 13 year old overweight girl inside an average, upper middle-class family. On a holiday away with this family, we experience her exposed difference as her 15 year old sister begins to experiment with sex, often with her young sister a passive spectator. The parents are indifferent creatures, affected mainly by social pressures and appearances. Unaware - or possibly simply disinterested - in their daughters lives, they miss the painful undersides of the two girls forced closeness. Breillat offers more explicit sex, erections, and some extremely gruelling violence. I recommend this film but its intelligence and emotional truth is, necessary.


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