Brave and provocative.
- Fat Girl review by TE
Genuinely edgy film-making by Breillat. She probes away at the viewer's assumptions about teeenage female sexuality, and about the casual cruelty of the bourgeois family unit.
The grudging tenderness between the sisters is the only true warmth on display. The opening dialogue between the pair sets up the calculated shock of the ending, which represents the most horrific irony.
This is provocative cinema at its best.
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French film at cutting edge or at its worst?
- Fat Girl review by JS
Thankfully a short film by French cinema standards but still too long
Girl meets boy - 15 minutes
Seduction/rape - 30 minutes
Family discussion - 10 minutes
Further rape - 10 minutes
Poor acting by his mother - 10 minutes
Motorway driving with limited speech - 10 minutes
Unconvincing murder - 10 minutes
No psychology, just brutalism and neopornography?
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