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Nenette and Boni (1996)

Nénette et Boni (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 19 September 1997 (USA)
A brother and sister reunite after time apart. But the sister is pregnant, which could either bring the siblings together or tear them apart.

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Claire Denis

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Grégoire Colin ... Boni
Alice Houri ... Nénette
Jacques Nolot ... Monsieur Luminaire
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi ... La femme de Baker / Baker's wife (as Valéria Bruni-Tedeschi)
Vincent Gallo ... Vincenzo / Baker
Malek Brahimi Malek Brahimi ... Malek / le prof de boxe-the boxing teacher (as Malek Sultan)
Gérard Meylan ... L'oncle / Uncle
Sébastien Pons Sébastien Pons ... Un ami de Boni
Mounir Aïssa Mounir Aïssa ... Un ami de Boni / Boni's friend
Christophe Carmona Christophe Carmona ... Un ami de Boni / Boni's friend
Djellali El'Ouzeri Djellali El'Ouzeri ... Un ami de Boni / Boni's friend
Alex Descas ... Le gynécologue / Gynaecologist
Jamila Farah Jamila Farah ... La sage femme / Midwife
Agnès Regolo Agnès Regolo ... La radiologue
Pépette Pépette ... L'assistante sociale
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

19 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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All about growing up
2 December 2003 | by caspian1978See 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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