Baffling, and not in a good way. This Belgian production offers a bisexual stripper on a killing spree, and that's about the sum of it. It's meant to be stylistic and Natural Born Killersish, but since we don't care about heroine S. (Natali Broods) or her victims, that leaves us with just the copious sex scenes. And frankly, they aren't all that hot anyway.
You'd think that the custody issues surrounding a 66-year-old woman would have been resolved long ago, but Pauline & Paulette shows us that's not necessarily the case. Pauline (Dora van der Groen) is a moderately retarded old lady who still lives like a child. When her current caretaker, older sister Martha, passes away, the question turns to which of the other sisters will watch over her. Paulette certainly doesn't want her -- she runs an upscale shop where "children" aren't welcome. So what happens to Pauline? This small and simple film is less about the family struggle and more about what happens to the mentailly challenged when they hit their golden years. Van der Groen is not really retarded but she does an exceptional job in an otherwise straightforward morality play.