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Max Minsky and Me

Original title: Max Minsky und ich
German title: Max Minsky und ich
Germany, 2007

Director: Justice, Anna
Production company: X-Filme Creative Pool
Co-producers: Seven Pictures, SAT 1
Age recommendation: 8 years and up

13-year-old Nelly's Bat Mitzvah is rapidly approaching. Nelly lives in Berlin with her Jewish mother Lucy, who comes from New York, and her father Benny. She does not really believe in god – in fact she is fascinated by outer space, which she intends to explore later, when she has become an astronaut.

One day, an announcement is made during one of those lonesome PE lessons: the school's basketball team has been invited to the European championships in Luxembourg. The pupils are shown a video of the last championships, and Nelly can hardly believe her eyes: the 16-year-old patron of the sporting event, Prince Edouard, is a great astronomy fan, just like her. Nelly is determined to get to know the prince. That means she has no choice – she must learn to play basketball so that she is selected for the team and can travel to Luxembourg. But this is not easy ...

Marketing strategies:
Based on the novel "Prinz William, Maximilian Minsky and Me" by Holly-Jane Rahlens.

Golden Sparrow Erfurt & Gera 2007, Sarajewo 2007 (awarded), Cinekid Amsterdam 2007 (awarded), Antwerp/Brugge 2008 (awarded), BUFF Malmö 2008, Montreal 2008 (awarded), Kristiansand 2008, Hannover 2008 (awarded), Sprockets Toronto 2008, Zlin 2008 (awarded), London Int. Film Festival 2008, Cinemagic Belfast 2008, Nicosia/Cyprus 2008, Duesseldorf 2008, Discovery Dundee 2008, Ale Kino Poznan 2009

World sales address/es:
Seven One International (D)
Attraction Distribution (CDN)

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X Filme
Bundesverband Jugend und Film (DE)