Twelve-year-old Anaïs is fat. Her sister, fifteen-year-old Elena, is a beauty. While the girls are on vacation with their parents, Anaïs tags along as Elena explores the dreary seaside town. Elena meets Fernando, an Italian law student; he seduces her with promises of love, and the ever watchful Anaïs bears witness to the corruption of her sister's innocence. Fat Girl is not only a portrayal of female adolescent sexuality and the complicated bond between siblings but also a shocking assertion by the always controversial Catherine Breillat that violent oppression exists at the core of male-female relations.
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Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: The controversial Fat Girl is an unflinchingly harsh but powerful look at female adolescence.
Cast & Crew
- The Criterion Collection
- © 2001 Flach Film-CB Films-Arte France Cinéma-Immagine & Cinéma-Urania Pictures
- French (Stereo)