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Max Minsky and Me (Max Minsky und ich)

Max Minsky and Me
Scene from "Max Minsky and Me" (photo © X Verleih)

Nelly Sue Edelmeister is a skinny thirteen-year-old Berlin school girl with a brain the size of the Encyclopaedia Britannica and a brilliant career in astronomy ahead of her.

But that’s before she develops a hopeless crush on handsome Prince Edouard from the tiny European country of Luxembourg. And it’s definitely before she meets basketball ace Max Minsky, 15, Nelly’s last hope for making the school team before it heads off to Luxembourg and virtually into Prince Edouard’s arms.

Meanwhile, Mom is pushing Nelly to do the bat mitzvah thing, and her parents are bickering day and night.

A comedy about friendship and family, Royals and klutzes, and how to get into a basketball team without even dribbling — well, almost.

Max Minsky and Me is based on Holly-Jane Rahlens' novel Prince William, Maximilian Minsky and Me.


Anna Justice was born in Münster. After traveling to Los Angeles to complete her education as a translator, she remained there for five years and gained first experience in the film business. She then studied Filmmaking at the German Film & Television Academy Berlin (DFFB) and attended screenwriting courses with Frank Daniel and Don Bohlinger. Since 1997, she has been working as a director and scriptwriter. A selection of her award-winning films includes: TUT MIR LEID WEGEN GESTERN, DER SOMMER MIT BOILER, GEFÜHLE IM STURM, ICH LIEBE DAS LEBEN, NOCH EINMAL LIEBEN, MAX MINSKY AND ME, REMEMBRANCE, and PINOCCHIO.
Genre Literature, Romantic Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2007
Director Anna Justice
Screenplay Holly-Jane Rahlens
Cinematography Ngo The Chau
Uta Schmidt
Christoph M. Kaiser, Julian Maas
Andreas "Ebbi" Olshausen
Cast Zoe Moore, Emil Reinke, Adriana Altaras, Jan Josef Liefers, Monica Bleibtreu
Producer Maria Koepf
Production Company X Filme Creative Pool, in co-production with SevenPictures Film
Length 99 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SRD
Festivals Golden Spatz Gera 2007, Sarajevo 2007, CINEKID Amsterdam 2007, 1st Hachenburg Filmfest 2007, Atlanta Jewish Film Festival 2008, European Youth Film Festival Flanders 2008, BUFF Sweden 2008, Montreal International Children's Film Festival 2008, FREEZE FRAME Winnipeg 2008, Sprockets Toronto 2008, Vancouver Jewish Film Festival 2008, Pittsburgh Jewish-Israeli Film Festival 2008, Atlantic Film Festival Canada 2008, Toronto Jewish Film Festival 2008, Zlín 2008
Awards Teenarena Audience Award Sarajevo 2007, The Little Lion Hachenburg 2007, Jury Award CINEKID Lion Amsterstam 2008, Children's Jury Award Flanders 2008, Grand Prix de Montreal 2008, Youth Jury Award FREEZE FRAME 2008
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, BKM
German Distributor X Verleih

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