MAX MINSKY AND ME is an adaptation of the award winning novel „Prince William, Maximilian Minsky and me“ by Holly Jane Rahlens

Synopsis
Nelly Sue Edelmeister (Zoe Moore) is a 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 Luxemburg. And it’s definitely before she meets basketball ace Max Minsky, 15 (Emil Reinke), Nelly’s last hope for making the school team before it heads off to Luxemburg and virtually into Prince Edouard’s arms. While her mom (Adriana Altaras) is pushing Nelly to do the bat mitzvah thing, Nelly gets Max to coach her, in exchange for the money his mom pays for supposedly tutoring him academically. In fact Nelly makes his homework but neglects Hebrew class in preparation for her bat mitzwah. A comedy about friendship and family, Royals and klutzes, and how to get into a basketball team without even dribbling well, almost.

Cast
Zoe Moore / Emil Reinke /Adriana Altaras /Jan Josef Liefers / Monica Bleibtreu / Carina Wiese / Susanna Simon / Rosemarie Fendel / Margarita Broich / Hildegard Alex / Ralph Misske / Wladimir Tarasjanz / Maxime Foerste / Laura Berking / Geraldine Raths / Rainer Reiners / Axel Buchholz / Peggy Lukac / Kay Becker / Lili Zahavi

Crew
Screenplay by Holly-Jane Rahlens, Anna Justice
Cinematography by Ngo The Chau
Casting by Simone Bär
Film Editing by Uta Schmidt
Music by Christoph M. Kaiser, Julian Maas
Production Design by Andreas “Ebbi” Olshausen
Costum Design by Beate Scheel
Visual Effects by Juri Stanossek, Elektrofilm
Produced by Maria Köpf
Production company X Filme Creative Pool in cop-roduction with SevenPictures/SAT1

Awards
Best Children’s Film, Tallinn, Estonia 2008
Best Film – International Jury’s Award, Tel Aviv 2008
„White Elephant“ Children‘s Media Award, Munich 2008
Best Film – Children‘s Jury Award „La Matatena“ Int. Children’s Filmfest, Mexico City 2008
„Goldene Klappe“ Best Feature Film, Augsburg 2008
Milos Macourek Award, Best Feature Film, Zlin 2008
Best Film „Sehpferdchen“ Children‘s Film Festival, 2008
Youth Jury Award Best Feature Film, Winnipeg 2008
Best Feature Film, Audience Award, Winnipeg 2008
Grand Prix de Montréal“ Childrens’s Jury, Montréal 2008
Price Of The Children’s Jury, Antwerp 2008
Audience Award Children’s Film Fest, Hof 2008
Nomination for National German Film Awards “Lola” 2008
Best Children’s Film, Jury Award Cinekid Lion, Amsterdam 2007
Best Children’s Film Hachenburger Filmfest 2007
Teenarena Audience Award Sarajevo 2007

Date 2007 Produced by X-Filme Category Cinema