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by Josiane Balasko


Nénette is a little girl who is sixty years old. A problem at birth has made her different. Nénette, who has the mental age of an 8-year-old, has always lived with her mother, who raised her alone. Nénette works, cleaning the community school, and her best friend is a tortoise. But when her mom dies, everything will change for Nénette, and she must move into a retirement home. But, as the institution doesn't accept animals, Nénette sets out with her suitcase and her tortoise, planning to find her father, whom she knows only by a yellowed photograph, a letter and an address. When Nénette finally arrives at the address indicated on the letter, she discovers a drugstore. There's no dad, but there is her father's son Paul Bérard, an uptight druggist, who is alarmed by his half-sister's unexpected arrival on the scene.

original title: Demi-soeur
country: France
sales agent: StudioCanal
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Josiane Balasko
release date: FR 05/06/2013, BE 05/06/2013
screenplay: Josiane Balasko
cast: Josiane Balasko, Michel Blanc, Grégoire Baujat, George Aguilar, Françoise Lépine, Brigitte Roüan, Stephan Wojtowicz
cinematography by: Sabine Lancelin
film editing: Andrea Sedlácková
art director: Olivier Radot
costumes designer: Fabienne Katany
producer: Cyril Colbeau-Justin, Jean-Baptiste Dupont
production: LGM Cinéma, Josy Films, France 2 Cinéma
distributor: StudioCanal, Umedia Distribution

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