Sister My Sister [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
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Since the two sisters become alienated from their surrounding world they have only each other to turn to. The harsh words and mischief from their employer make them flee ito an incestious relationship. The outcome leads to the above mentioned crime. This movie certainly deserved a bigger release with more advertising. Unfortunately it remains an independent release on a small label. Joely Richardson later starred in "Event Horizon" by the way.
Two sisters, brought up in a nunnery when their mother decided she did not want to be troubled with their upbringing, are split up when the older one leaves, leaving the younger one, Lea, alone. Later on, the older sister has found work in service in a household of Madam Danzard and her daughter,Isabelle. She takes Lea out of the convent and finds her a job too as maids. Madam Danzard is an exacting employer, running her fingers over the furniture to ensure it is dust free. The sisters/maids do everything in the household, cooking,cleaning,dressmaking. They live together in a room at the top of the stairs in a world set apart. This separation eventually leads to what was probably an incestuous passion.
When the cracks in the service begin to get more obvious, Madame Danzard and her frumpy daughter change the relationship which becomes mutually cold. The sisters want to protect one another as their own relationshp has become more than familial love leading to a terrific,but inevitable climax.
The playing is superb, especially Julie Walters who reins in her histrionics,and the camerawork composed of tracking shots from above using the stairs and bannisters to underline the repressive atmosphere of the huge house. It is as if the house becomes a prison for them all. The two sets of women eventually split, their only connection being the actual service the sisters provide. They have decided to live their own lives beginning with refusing to see their mother to hand over their wages and spending time together instead.Read more ›
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Awful film. I bought it as I am fan of Julie Waters, who was very good in the film, but considering it was based on a real even it could have been better.Published 6 months ago by merlin
The acting is very good, but the story itself shocked me...not because of the murder (unbelievable but true), but because of the incest between these two sisters. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Valentina Marangoni
fantastic film great acting by all the cast , intense right from the start, dark and disturbing but makes you think, definately worth watching just to see great acting from all... Read morePublished 12 months ago by cagney
It gave me nightmares! excellent portrayal by Julie Waters and the other cast actors it was the content, the violence the horrific murders that upset me. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Suzanne
Was quite good film but a bit way off the true story book is betterPublished 21 months ago by Sparkle queen
...Well the picture quality and sound are pretty good....could be better for a dvd but this is the only release I could find available which I could buy when I bought this one. Read morePublished 22 months ago by John Kirkby