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The Fine Art of Love: Mine Ha-Ha (2005)

102 min | Drama, Mystery

"Laughing Water - Mine Ha-Ha" is based on "Mine-Haha or Physical Education of Young Girls" by German author Frank Wedekind (Spring Awakening, Lulu, Pandora's Vase). Thuringia, Germany, in the early 20th century. A group of young girls are ...See more"Laughing Water - Mine Ha-Ha" is based on "Mine-Haha or Physical Education of Young Girls" by German author Frank Wedekind (Spring Awakening, Lulu, Pandora's Vase). Thuringia, Germany, in the early 20th century. A group of young girls are brought up in a college withinh dark forests and gloomy lakes. Young Hidalla and her friends Irene, Vera, Blanka, Melusine and Rain are brought up in an isolated world: the girls don't know anything about live outside the college's high walls. At the age of 16, some of them start asking questions about their origins, their parents and the true purposes of the Headmistresses strict rules. When two of them disappear mysteriously, the initial fairytale atmosphere grows more and more eerie. Will the inspector from the nearby city discover the real purpose of the college? Will Hidalla be successful in her revolt against the destiny assigned to her by the Headmistress? Written by Federico Del Monte See less
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Frank Wedekind (novel) | Alberto Lattuada (original screenplay) | Ottavio Jemma (original screenplay) | James Carrington (screenplay revision) | Sadie Jones (screenplay revision)
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$251,103
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Aug 31, 2006 (United States)

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Jacqueline Bisset
Headmistress Headmistress   See fewer
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Anna Maguire
Melusine Melusine   See fewer
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Emily Pimm
Blanka Blanka   See fewer
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Mary Nighy
Hidalla Hidalla   See fewer
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Silvia De Santis
Gertrude Gertrude   See fewer
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Enrico Lo Verso
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Galatea Ranzi
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Tomás Hanák
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Zuzana Maxa
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5.6 / 10 | 529 votes