Sister My Sister

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Sister My Sister ★★ 1994 (R)

True crime story that served as the inspiration for Jean Genet's play “The Maids.” In a French provincial town lives the authoritarian Madame Danzard (Walters), who stifles daughter Isabelle (Thursfield), and subjects her two maids, sisters Christine (Richardson) and Lea (May), to an equally harsh discipline. The tension between the four women reaches a high-strung crescendo, leading to violence. Claustrophobic character study. 89m/C VHS, DVD . GB Julie Walters, Joely Richardson, Jodhi May, Sophie Thursfield; D: Nancy Meckler; W: Wendy Kesselman; C: Ashley Rowe; M: Stephen Warbeck.