Watch: À ma soeur! 2001 123movies, Full Movie Online – 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..
Plot: Anaïs is twelve and bears the weight of the world on her shoulders. She watches her older sister, Elena, whom she both loves and hates. Elena is fifteen and devilishly beautiful. Neither more futile, nor more stupid than her younger sister, she cannot understand that she is merely an object of desire. And, as such, she can only be taken. Or had. Indeed, this is the subject: a girl’s loss of virginity. And, that summer, it opens a door to tragedy.
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Black and Bloodless at the Same Time…
Is this art? Hey, you tell me. First of all, IMHO, a story/film doesn’t need to qualify as “art” to be enjoyable. Second of all, like Bill Sampson says in my beloved “All About Eve”, “What book of rules says that theatre exists only within some ugly buildings crowded into one square-mile of New York City? Or London, Paris, or Vienna? Wherever there’s magic and make-believe and an audience, there’s theatre.” Even if it’s not theatre to you, it’s theatre to someone – somewhere. (paraphrase) Well, there sure as heck ain’t magic here.
There is an excellent scene where 13-year old budding misanthrope Anais, full of the passion-bloom of early adolescence and the fairy-tale imagination of childhood, swims back and forth in the pool, picturing herself as the desired object of two dream lovers. I also liked the fact that Anais is already light years ahead of her 15-year old sister in the brains department. However, a good scene does not a good movie make.
The shame is – it might have made a very good story. What could have been a pitch-perfect, pitch-dark comedy/horror about sibling rivalry, middle-class ennui and the treachery of some young men somehow turned into a nihilistic mishmash of implausible dialogue and uneven tone.
It’s interesting to me, a rampant film freak, that I have no blanket objection to the controversial subject matter/images of the film, but to the movie’s tone and execution itself. Child rape? Hey, I found “B*****d out of Carolina” hard viewing, but an excellent film. Miserable adolescence? Dawn Weiner, we salute you. Men can be scum? Hello, and welcome to the “Company of Men”. (Man, Aaron Eckhart scared me off dating for YEARS with that one.) Ultra-violence, ahoy? “A Clockwork Orange” – gorgeousness and gorgeosity! The depiction of twisted sex and the dark roads it can lead its characters – and us – down? Why not try “Don’t Move” with Penelope Cruz? A film wants to be controversial? I’m all for it – I consider free speech one of my greatest privileges and I don’t condone censorship.
But this – alas. Watching it, I couldn’t help but remember a quote from the quirky NYC comedy “Jeffrey” – “Evil is one-note. It bores me.” IMHO, this is darkness and mire without shading, dimension, satire, irony or much of anything original to say.
This is a movie that would probably like to believe it’s as quirky, sharp and sardonic as Anais actually is. Unfortunately, it’s as trite, pasty and insipid as her snarky older sister is. Anais deserves another – better – story, as do the viewers.
No matter how slim the selection of your local movie mart, there are so many more comedies, tragedies and romances that deserve your time. If you happen to see this on the shelf, why not give it a polite nod and then keep walking? Your schedule – and your wallet – will thank you.
** Please also read Shinwa’s insightful comments from 2002 – an excellent post!
Original Language fr
Runtime 1 hr 35 min (95 min), 1 hr 26 min (86 min) (USA), 1 hr 21 min (81 min) (UK)
Rated Not Rated
Director Catherine Breillat
Writer Catherine Breillat
Actors Anaïs Reboux, Roxane Mesquida, Libero De Rienzo
Country France, Italy
Awards 4 wins & 3 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Laboratoires GTC, Joinville, France
Film Length 2,372 m (UK), 2,380 m (Finland)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm