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Fat Girl

Fat Girl

A Feature film by Catherine Breillat

Produced by Flach Film

Release in France : 07/03/2001


    Anaïs carries the weight of the world on her 12-year-old shoulders. Her body is both a temple of pain and a fortress. Hunched in defense or plain ignored, she observes. It is summer. The beach. Family vacation. Summer romance. Initiation, therefore, and first love. Immured in the chrysalis of her weight, Anaïs undergoes this rite of passage by proxy, observing her beloved (and hated) older sister, her chimerical alter ego, her imago. Eléna is 15 and wickedly gorgeous. She is no more frivolous or dumb than her younger sister, but she can’t understand that she’s merely an object of lust and as such, all she can do is be taken. Or be had. In fact, that’s what it’s all about: girls losing their virginity. It doesn’t belong to them; it belongs to society, which keeps its terrible tally — and opens the door to drama, that summer.

    Actors (9)

    Production and distribution (6)

    Executive Producer :

    Flach Film

    Foreign production company :

    Urania Film

    French distribution :

    Rezo Films

    Co-productions :

    Arte France Cinéma, CB Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pyramide International

    News agency (France) :

    Claude Davy & Emmanuel Egretier (ex-DDD Conseil)

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    Full credits (18)

    Executive Producer :

    Jean-François Lepetit

    Screenwriter :

    Catherine Breillat

    Sound recordists :

    Jean Minondo, Olivier Villette, Erwan Kerzanet

    Assistant Operators :

    Olivier Fortin, Christophe Le Caro

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Claude Davy

    Sound editors :

    Frédéric Attal, Sylvain Lasseur

    Continuity supervisor :

    Séverine Siaut

    Foley artist :

    Philippe Penot

    Casting :

    Michaël Weill, Olivier Carbone, Nicolas Lublin

    Assistant Director :

    Michaël Weill

    Directors of Photography :

    Yorgos Arvanitis, Olivier Fortin, Christophe Le Caro

    Sound assistants :

    Erwan Kerzanet, Olivier Villette

    Camera Operator :

    Jacques Monge

    Editors :

    Pascale Chavance, Gwénola Héaulme, Frédéric Barbe

    Assistant editors :

    Frédéric Barbe, Gwénola Héaulme

    Production Designers :

    François-Renaud Labarthe, Yann Richard, Cécilia Blom

    Stunt performer :

    Michel Carliez

    Costume designers :

    Catherine Meillan, Anne Dunsford-Varenne

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    Feature film

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    France, Italy

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    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Italy)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 34 min

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    Dolby SRD

    Posters (1)


    News (8)

    Festival Selections (10)

    New York Film Festival (NYFF) - 2001

    New York Film Festival (NYFF) (United States, 2001)


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    TIFF - 2001

    TIFF (Canada, 2001)


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    Montreal World Film Festival - 2001

    Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, 2001)


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    Sydney French Film Festival - 2001

    Sydney French Film Festival (Australia, 2001)


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    Delegations (5)