Pauline & Paulette full movie is released on Jun 27, 2001. Watch Pauline & Paulette online - the Dutch Comedy movie from Belgium , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $395,175. Pauline & Paulette is directed by Lieven Debrauwer and created by Jacques Boon with Dora van der Groen and Ann Petersen.

Pauline is a person with cognitive disability, she has a simple and rather happy life with her older sister Martha, who takes care of her since their parents died. It's an assistive and very asymmetrical relation, Pauline is considered a child, despite her age of 66. Suddenly Martha dies and the two younger sisters have to think of how to face with the new situation. The "easy solution", to send Pauline to an institute, becomes impractical because of the clause of Martha's last will, her fortune will be divided in three equal parts only if one of the sisters will take care of Pauline. Pauline loves immensely her sister Paulette, her shop and all the bright colored stuff in it. Paulette has rude manners, she has her own life, the shop, the Operetta, but in her straight words and gestures in some way promotes the autonomy of the sister. You have to be able! The other sister has a relation with a "very elegant" man, much too elegant, there isn't space for Pauline in their narrow, suffocating relation. The time with Pauline has its difficulties, hence, and perhaps it's better to give up the heritage, the two sisters think at last. But the new situation for Paulette, who closes her shop, leads to new decisions, to new lives...

As know as:

ポーリーヌ, Pauline and Paulette, Pauline & Paulette, Pauline und Paulette, Pauline és Paulette

Release Date:

Mar 15, 2002


Belgium, France, Netherlands


Dutch, French

Stream Service:

Sony Pictures Classics

Production Companies:

Canal+, Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, K-Star

Gross worldwide:



Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
A moving tale of love and destruction in unexpected places, unexamined lives.
by rottentomatoes, Jul 20, 2002
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
It's rare to find a film to which the adjective 'gentle' applies, but the word perfectly describes Pauline & Paulette.
by rottentomatoes, May 10, 2002
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
The acting in Pauline And Paulette is good all round, but what really sets the film apart is Debrauwer's refusal to push the easy emotional buttons.
by rottentomatoes, May 03, 2002

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