Pauline & Paulette


Pauline & Paulette

Critics Consensus

Pauline and Paulette is a gently poignant, compassionate tale.



Total Count: 54


Audience Score

User Ratings: 690
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Movie Info

Pauline is mentally handicapped, and when one of her sisters dies, she is left on her own. She is taken in by another sister, Paulette, as a temporary measure, but as time goes on, Paulette's attitudes change and the sisters become closer.


Ann Petersen
as Paulette
Camilia Blereau
as The Butcher's Wife
Nand Buyl
as Notary
Magda Cnudde
as Marie Jose
Jef Demedts
as Funeral Director
Jenny Tanghe
as Marcella
Bouli Lanners
as Taxi Driver
Rita Maddens
as Prompter
François Beukelaers
as Director of the Home
Michael Bauwens
as Stage Director
Freddie Shermann
as Waitress in Tea Room
Jocelyne Verdier
as Client in Tea Room
Kiki De Paepe
as Girls in Shoeshop
Ingrid De Vos
as Lady in Institution
Machteld Ramoudt
as Lady in Institution
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Critic Reviews for Pauline & Paulette

All Critics (54) | Top Critics (19)

Audience Reviews for Pauline & Paulette

  • Sep 04, 2010
    A wonderfully sweet and simple film, sentimental but never sappy. I found it completely absorbing thanks to outstanding performances and great art direction, I especially loved the use of colour. I have not come across a film that portrays someone that is mentally challenged (and their caregiver,) in a way that felt this authentic.
    Laura C Super Reviewer
  • Aug 16, 2007
    Endearing little film about an elderly amatuer opera diva who begrudgingly takes in her adoring mentally handicapped sister in order to fulfill her late sister's will, is the very definition of gentle. Simple yet magical, this beautifully rendered and sublimely acted Belgian confection is a feel good movie of the highest order. Simply wonderful.
    Matthew L Super Reviewer

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