Fat Girl

Fat Girl

Anaïs Reboux
Director: Catherine Breillat Cast: Anaïs Reboux
Anaïs Reboux
, Roxane Mesquida
Roxane Mesquida
, Libero de Rienzo
Libero de Rienzo
Catherine Breillat

DVD (Wide Screen / Subtitled)

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Director Catherine Breillat, who courted international controversy with her film Romance, once again pushed the envelope with this disturbing (if somewhat less explicit) look at adolescent sexuality. Anaïs (Anaïs Reboux) is a 12-year-old girl with a weight problem and a downbeat disposition growing up in a family which offers her little in the way of understanding and affection. Anaïs has a typically adolescent love/hate relationship with her slimmer and prettier 15-year-old sister, Elena (Roxane Mesquida); she's at once fascinated by her sister (and the boys who follow her around), and hates her for the love and attention she receives from others. While the family spends the summer at the beach, Elena attracts the attentions of Fernando (Libero de Rienzo), a college student from Italy who makes no secret of his attraction to Elena's budding sexuality. Anaïs, on the other hand, is forced to make do with a sad game in which she pretends that a ladder and a diving board at a neighborhood swimming pool are two suitors vying for her affections. Anaïs shares a room with Elena, and finds herself a fascinated, if troubled, witness as Fernando uses both charm and deceit to rob her sister of her virginity, while Elena is too naïve to see through the lies Fernando is spinning -- and enjoys having Anaïs as an audience for her steadily advancing sex play with Fernando. Anaïs is more aware than her older sister of Fernando's insincerity, but she finds Elena isn't eager to believe her.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/19/2004
UPC: 0037429197721
Original Release: 2001
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time: 1:26:00
Sales rank: 38,837

Special Features

New, restored high-definition digital transfer with Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 soundtracks; Behind the scenes footage; Two interviews with the director, including a look at the film's alternate ending; French and U.S. theatrical trailers; New and improved English subtitle translation; Plus: and essay by film scholar Ginette Vincendeau and an interview with Catherine Breillat from the French film magazine Positif

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Logos/Opening Credits [1:28]
2. Elena and Anaïs [1:57]
3. At the Café [5:09]
4. Meeting the Parents [2:05]
5. In the Pool [2:57]
6. Proof of Love [19:22]
7. Getting Caught [6:27]
8. "Vacations Suck" [5:37]
9. The Same Dress [1:55]
10. At the Beach [4:20]
11. Secrets Between Sisters [7:21]
12. "Trust Me" [2:36]
13. Sexual Issues [2:03]
14. An Awkward Situation [2:45]
15. The Drive Home [4:32]
16. A Pit Stop [4:24]
17. Rest Area [8:40]
18. End Credits [2:38]

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