Nenette and Boni (Nénette et Boni) (1996)

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Nenette (Alice Houri) is a 14-year-old girl with an attitude problem who runs away from her boarding school only to knock on the door of her older brother Boni (Gregoire Colin). Boni has his own problems most of which center around an erotic fixation with the baker's sexy wife (Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi). He is very reluctant to take Nenette in. Then he finds out she is pregnant. As their relationship grows and adjusts, each begins to understand what maturity it takes to bring a new life into the world. Claire Denis, best known for her film Chocolat, directed. This French film won top honors at the 1996 Locarno Film Festival. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi
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Art House & International , Drama
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Strand Releasing

Cast

Alice Houri
as Nenette
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
as Baker's Wife
Jacques Nolot
as Mr. Luminaire
Gerard Meylan
as The Uncle
Alex Descas
as The Gynecologist
Jamila Farah
as The Wise Woman
Sebastien Pons
as Boni's Friend
Mounir Aissa
as Boni's Friend
Christophe Carmona
as Boni's Friend
Djellali El'Ouzeri
as Boni's Friend
Malek Sultan
as Boni's Friend
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Audience Reviews for Nenette and Boni (Nénette et Boni)

Unusual, dreamy, and immersive. Claire Denis keeps a grip on the audience's senses while venturing into edgy subject material. The performances are naturalistic and powerful, and the music by Tindersticks underlines the overall tone of the film. A beautiful, surprising, compelling film.

Mike T.
Mike T.

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Surreal and beautiful. Really impressed by how Denis is able to get a feel of her characters through evocative images and their actions. The focus on the hands is quite Bressionian.

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