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Nenette and Boni (1996)
"Nénette et Boni" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  19 September 1997 (USA)
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Teenage siblings Nenette and Boni were raised apart as a result of their parents' divorce. Their mother, who doted on her son Boni, has died. He works for an interesting couple as a pizza ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Boni
Alice Houri ...
Nénette
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Monsieur Luminaire
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La boulangère / Baker's wife (as Valéria Bruni-Tedeschi)
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Vincenzo Brown
Malek Brahimi ...
Malek, le prof de boxe (as Malek Sultan)
Gérard Meylan ...
L'oncle / Uncle
Sébastien Pons ...
Un ami de Boni
Mounir Aïssa ...
Un ami de Boni
Christophe Carmona ...
Un ami de Boni
Djellali El'Ouzeri ...
Un ami de Boni
Alex Descas ...
Le gynécologue / Gynaecologist
Jamila Farah ...
La sage femme / Midwife
Agnès Regolo ...
La radiologue
Pépette ...
L'assistante sociale
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Teenage siblings Nenette and Boni were raised apart as a result of their parents' divorce. Their mother, who doted on her son Boni, has died. He works for an interesting couple as a pizza baker, and is surprised and enraged when his younger sister, having run away from boarding school, suddenly turns up. There's a problem that they must confront. Written by Eileen Berdon <eberdon@aol.com>

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All about growing up
2 December 2003 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

A typical French art-house film when you consider most French art-house films to be filled with mindless imagery and deep misleading symbolism with a sharp and incomplete ending. Either way, Nenette et Boni is a nice coming of age drama about growing up and changing as a person. It's innocent how the only character in the movie who isn't 'horny' is the pet rabbit. Everyone else is always on the look out for love, one way or another. Vincent Gallo was a nice surprise. To see an American have a roll in a French film can sometimes be a treat. Here, he is. Much like the rest of the cast, he shows his emotions physically.


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