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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

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


Arsinée Khanjian


Romain Goupil

François Pingot

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


Michel Guillemin


Josette Cathalan


Claude Sese

Police Officer

A new provocation from the director of "Romance"

Release Date: 7 March 2001

Filming Locations: France

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

Gross: $724,116
(23 March 2003)

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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.