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

3.5 out of 5

22 Ratings

22 Ratings

73% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 6.4/10
  • Fresh 62
  • Rotten 23

Critics Consensus: The controversial Fat Girl is an unflinchingly harsh but powerful look at female adolescence.

Information

Studio
The Criterion Collection
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright
© 2001 Flach Film-CB Films-Arte France Cinéma-Immagine & Cinéma-Urania Pictures

Languages

Primary
French (Stereo)

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