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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.


Claire Denis
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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


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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No, No Nenette
16 October 2005 | by writers_reignSee all my reviews

My main if not sole reason for seeing this was the fact that it featured Valeria Bruni Tedeschi in a supporting role. Although as a rule I'm a great admirer of French female directors like Nicole Garcia, Ann Fontaine, Claire Kurys, Tonie Marshall, Danielle Thompson, etc I've found it hard to warm to Claire Denis but that may, of course, be more my fault than hers. I did enjoy Vendredi Soir and J'ai pas sommeil was not as bad as I had feared but she lost me completely with L'Intrus and the subject matter of Beau Travail didn't appeal. There's very little here that we haven't seen before in terms of our old friend the dysfunctional family and it was too easy to nod off especially as Bruni Tedeschi was under used. Having said that I'm sure it will have its admirers.

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19 September 1997 (USA) See more »

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