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Offbeat French film – DEMI-SOEUR/HALF-SISTER – now on dvd

posted 9 Dec 2013, 12:29 by Julian Whiting

Half-sisterDEMI-SOEUR/HALF-SISTER (12) FRANCE   2013BALASKO,  JOSIANE    £19.99
Offbeat film following the fortunes of a woman who sets out in search of her extended family. Though Nénette (Balasko) is now 60 years old a birth defect means that she is classed with a mental age of eight. Nénette retains the happy, carefree demeanour of an eight-year-old, though the loss of her mother, who has cared for her since birth, threatens the comfort and security of her life when plans are made to put her into a retirement home.

Reluctant to leave behind her way of life and a beloved pet tortoise, Nénette sets out in search of her father but instead finds her half-brother Paul Bérard (Michel Blanc), a world-weary pharmacist who isn’t quite sure what to make of his sibling…

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

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