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Summary: On February 2nd 1933, in the town of Le Mans, in the West of France, two sisters, Christine Papin, 27, and her younger sister Léa Papin, 21, brutally killed their employer Mrs. Ancelin and her daughter Geneviève. Why did they commit this horrifying murder? As a result of an unhappy childhood? Because they couldn't stand any more being commanded and exploited by arrogant bourgeois employers ? Because their incestuous relationship had been surprised? The film tries to answer these questions and make us understand why and how the two sisters turned from meek sheep to bloody monsters.
Runtime: 94 min
Production: Studio Canal
Genres: Biography, Drama, Crime
Country: France
Language: French
Home Release Date: Sep 23, 2003
Director Credit
Jean-Pierre Denis Director
Writer Credit
Jean-Pierre Denis Writer
Michèle Pétin Writer
Paulette Houdyer Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Julie-Marie Parmentier Léa Papin
Sylvie Testud Christine Papin
Cast Credit
Alain Rimoux Le Maire
Camille Leproust Léa Papin (9 Ans)
Charlotte Guille Emilia Papin (13 Ans)
Dominique Labourier Mme Lancelin
François Levantal Le Gazé
Isabelle Renauld Clémence
Jean Terensier L'oncle
Jean-Gabriel Nordmann Mr. Lancelin
Lily Boulogne Alberta
Marie Donnio Geneviève Lancelin
Michaël Abiteboul Etienne
Nadia Barentin La Mère Supérieure
Tessa Szczeciniarz Christine Papin (11 Ans)
Producer Credit
Laurent Pétin Producer
Michèle Pétin Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: