Pauline & Paulette (2001)
Directed by Lieven Debrauwer
Starring Dora van der Groen, Ann Petersen
A Tale of Two Spinsters.
Predictable, very sweet but wonderful acting especially from Dora van der Groen as a 66 year old pensioner with the mentality of a 5 year old.
The film starts with four sisters, Martha who lives with and cares for Pauline, then theres Ccile, the only one who has moved away from the village and who hasnt remained a spinster. Last but certainly not least theres Paulette, star of the local amateur operatic society, haberdashery owner with a fascination for pink, constantly annoyed by Paulines interference and the only one that Pauline recognises as her sister.
The plot develops when Martha dies, neither of the other sisters wants to look after Pauline but Marthas Will stipulates that if one or both dont take care of her then Pauline will inherit everything. It doesnt take much work to see where the story is heading but its a fairly short and at times comical and as I said earlier, the performances are excellent.
Not one to go out of your way to see but certainly worth catching if on TV. Recommended light entertainment.
BBFC rated PG.
DVD available from Columbia Tri-Star.