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46 Ratings

Pauline and Paulette

Pauline & Paulette

Directed by Lieven Debrauwer
France, Belgium, 2001
Comedy, Drama


An elderly woman who can’t take care of herself becomes the center of a family squabble in this moving drama. Pauline (Dora van der Groen) is a severely retarded woman who, at the age of 66, cannot read, speak in complete sentences, or even tie her own shoes.

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Pauline and Paulette Directed by Lieven Debrauwer

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2001 | Special Mention: Prize of the Ecumenical Jury

2001 | Directors' Fortnight



Cairo International Film Festival

2001 | Winner: Golden Pyramid

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