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Pauline & Paulette
Janne, Dominique.
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2002]

Physical Description:
1 videodisc (78 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Mentally-challenged Pauline is obsessed with pretty flowers and her glamorous sister Paulette. When Pauline's caretaker-sister Martha dies suddenly, Pauline has to move in with her sister Paulette, and proceeds to interfere with the day-to-day running of Paulette's lingerie shop and her double life as an opera singer.
General Note:
Widescreen version.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 2001.

Special features: director's commentary; theatrical trailer.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG.
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Central Library DVD 3789 Adult DVD Media Room-Foreign Language Video

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An elderly woman who can't take care of herself becomes the center of a family squabble in this moving drama. Pauline (Dora van der Groen) is a severely retarded woman who, at the age of 66, cannot read, speak in complete sentences, or even tie her own shoes. Despite her handicap, Pauline is happy, and can run simple errands; she lives with her older sister Martha (Julienne De Bruyn), but Pauline has always been especially fond of one of her other siblings, Paulette (Ann Petersen), and Pauline would gladly spend the day puttering around Paulette's sewing supplies store if Martha didn't stop her. When Martha dies, Paulette and another sibling, Cecile (Rosemarie Bergmans), discover Martha's will stipulates that if one of the surviving sisters will take in Pauline and care for her, her money will be evenly divided three ways between Pauline, Paulette, and Cecile -- but if she's given to others or placed in a home, the entire inheritance will go to Pauline. Paulette reluctantly agrees to take in her sister, but her compassion soon proves to be in short supply as she begins hatching a plan to close down her shop and move away, leaving Pauline behind. Pauline et Paulette was the first feature film from director Lieven Debrauwer. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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