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Ma Mère (2004)

Ma mère (original title)
NC-17 | | Drama, Romance | 19 May 2004 (France)
When his father dies, a young man is introduced by his attractive, amoral mother to a world of hedonism and depravity.

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Christophe Honoré
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Isabelle Huppert ... Hélène
Louis Garrel ... Pierre
Emma de Caunes ... Hansi
Joana Preiss ... Réa
Jean-Baptiste Montagut Jean-Baptiste Montagut ... Loulou
Dominique Reymond Dominique Reymond ... Marthe
Olivier Rabourdin ... Robert
Philippe Duclos ... Le père
Pascal Tokatlian Pascal Tokatlian ... Klaus
Theo Hakola Theo Hakola ... Ian (as Théo Hakola)
Nuno Lopes ... Le docteur
Patrick Fanik Patrick Fanik ... Eric
Susi Egetenmeier Susi Egetenmeier ... Le femme des dunes
Sylvia Love Johnson Sylvia Love Johnson ... Le femme de ménage (as Sylvia Johnson)
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Storyline

Pierre, a youth, comes from his grandmother's in France to stay with his parents in the Canary Islands. His father talks oddly about his lost youth and leaves abruptly for France. Mom promises to take Pierre to a nightclub, remarking that people will think he's her lover. He prays. His father dies in France, and his mother wants him to empty his father's office; Pierre finds it full of pornography. His mother takes him in tow into a night world without morality, a world of sexual exploitation, exhibitionism, and wildness. What will Pierre make of this, and what, ultimately, will he make of his mother? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated NC-17 for strong and aberrant sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

France | Portugal | Austria | Spain

Language:

French | English | German | Spanish

Release Date:

19 May 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

My Mother See more »

Filming Locations:

Canary Islands, Spain

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,334, 15 May 2005

Gross USA:

$71,616

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,505,698
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Stereo | Stereo (Synchro Film, Austria)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Hélène, the Mother: Your father was weak like you. Maybe now you know desire reduces us to weakness.
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Connections

References Tristana (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Together
Written by Gary Bonner and Alan Gordon
Performed by The Turtles
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14 May 2006 | by eastcoastprovSee all my reviews

Despite having heard that this movie had some pretty controversial sexual content, I walked into the theater not expecting to be that shocked by anything I would see. Much to my surprise and pleasure, I found myself squirming uncomfortably along with the rest of the audience. Call me a masochist if you must. But this film is worth much more than just its shock value. The synthesis of the cinematography, music, and landscape was so beautiful and on point, I felt fortunate to discover myself months later often to be reflecting on it. The cast also gets highmarks, not just for their acting, but also their tre sexy bodies. Ma mere is a crazy movie, but by the time the creditss came on, I felt I had the post orgasm exhaustion for myself.

Ma mere definitely gets thumbs up. On a side note, I discovered the hard way that it makes a terrible first-date movie. I'd also suggest avoid seeing it with your family.


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