Mina Tannenbaum (1994)

 |  Drama  |  26 May 1995 (USA)
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The film tells the story of two girls who are of totally different character. They know each other since their childhood and were friends until they became teenagers. But growing up and ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mina Tannenbaum
Ethel Benegui
Florence Thomassin ...
La cousine
Jean-Philippe Écoffey ...
Jacques Dana
Eric Defosse ...
Nils Tavernier ...
Stéphane Slima ...
Chantal Krief ...
Jany Gastaldi ...
Dumitru Furdui ...
Harry Cleven ...
Hugues Quester ...
Alexandre von Sivers ...
Artus de Penguern ...
Toni Cecchinato ...
Le gitan


The film tells the story of two girls who are of totally different character. They know each other since their childhood and were friends until they became teenagers. But growing up and becoming adults they go different ways. Written by Volker Boehm

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26 May 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Englene over Paris  »

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$104,767 (USA)

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1.66 : 1
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This film follows the relationship of two Jewish students living in Paris, and how their initially deep friendship gradually drifts apart. It is powerful and will remind some viewers of the natural (albeit sometimes very sad) loss of friendship. One girl (Ethel) tends to do quite well, whilst the other (Mina) is more sensitive and finds more difficulties in life, as she is very introvert. It concludes with a powerful climax.

I enjoyed every moment of this film, it is well directed, the acting is flawless, and it was a really moving, touching film. Perhaps ultimately emphasizing the importance of good friendships. Highly recommended!

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