Nenette and Boni (Nénette et Boni)
Nenette and Boni (Nénette et Boni) (1996)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 12, 1996
DVD Release Date: May 26, 2009
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Aaron Hillis

It's a melodramatic premise on paper that, in the wrong hands, might have succumbed to the sensationalism of its mildly incestuous undertones.

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Maria Garcia
Film Journal International

Captures the fragile and fleeting impression you often have of life, that's actually closer to life itself than the more comforting, linear perspectives of narrative film.

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Rob Nelson
Nashville Scene

The films of French director Claire Denis often chart the flow of energy between two dissimilar people while contemplating their place within the larger community.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

... elliptical told drama that has mood trump over substance.

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Bill Weber
Slant Magazine

A sibling drama of unsentimental urban grit and swooning lyricism.

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Surely the least satisfying, least commanding work by its formidable director.

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Mike T.
Unusual, dreamy, and immersive. Claire Denis keeps a grip on the audience's senses while venturing into edgy subject material. The performances are… More