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Miss Minoes (2001)

Minoes (original title)
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A cat who turns into a young woman helps a journalist protect their town from a factory boss with an evil plan.

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Vincent Bal

Writers:

Annie M.G. Schmidt (novel), Tamara Bos (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Theo Maassen ... Tibbe
Carice van Houten ... Minoes
Sarah Bannier Sarah Bannier ... Bibi
Pierre Bokma ... Ellemeet
Marisa Van Eyle Marisa Van Eyle ... Mevrouw Ellemeet
Olga Zuiderhoek Olga Zuiderhoek ... Mevrouw van Dam
Kees Hulst Kees Hulst ... Meneer van Dam
Hans Kesting Hans Kesting ... Harry de Haringman
Jack Wouterse Jack Wouterse ... Burgemeester
Lineke Rijxman Lineke Rijxman ... Pia Bongers
Bas Teeken Bas Teeken ... Sjoerd de Wit
Bianca Krijgsman Bianca Krijgsman ... Roddeltante
Plien van Bennekom Plien van Bennekom ... Roddeltante
Wim Van den Heuvel Wim Van den Heuvel ... Meneer Pastoor
Joep Onderdelinden Joep Onderdelinden ... Leraar
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Storyline

A cat who turns into a young woman (Minoes) retains some of her feline characteristics and helps a journalist to gather news for the front page of a local newspaper. With the help of Minoes, who can talk to the cats in the small town, he soon discovers that the helpful and popular chairman of the "Club For Friends of Animals" and boss of a nearby factory has evil plans with the village. Written by <nbosboom@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

always listen to your felines See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief language, smoking and rude behavior | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

6 December 2001 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Miss Minoes See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€5,328,737 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$604,275 (Netherlands), 21 December 2001

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,489, 30 December 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,541, 1 January 2012
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Carice van Houten is allergic to cat hair. See more »

Goofs

In her opening scene, Miss Minoes is wearing heels, but the stunt jumper (from the tree) is wearing flats; look close, it happens fast. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Allemaal film: Betere tijden (2007) See more »

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Fantastical world and story for all ages
20 June 2003 | by peffsSee all my reviews

This was my favorite film at the Seattle International Film Festival in 2002. This bright tale of a woman who is really a cat has all the charm of a fairy tale and the timeless and romantic feel of Amelie or Mary Poppins.

The story is simple. A cat turns into a woman after coming across some unknown nasty stuff spilled from a barrel. She finds herself stuck on the rooftops of her small town not sure which world she now belongs to - human or feline. She trips into the life of a struggling reporter and they both finds ways to help each other and expose the local business hero as the cad that he is.

Everything from the set designs to the action was well crafted. The result was such a treasure that I'd love to own a DVD copy but can't find any. Somehow I think if the US companies (please, not the new Disney!) got their hands on this they would ruin it's European charm. Please, please distribute this or release a DVD.


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