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Mammoth (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 23 January 2009 (Sweden)
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While on a trip to Thailand, a successful American businessman tries to radically change his life. Back in New York, his wife and daughter find their relationship with their live-in Filipino maid changing around them. At the same time, in the Philippines, the maid's family struggles to deal with her absence.

Director:

Lukas Moodysson

Writer:

Lukas Moodysson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gael García Bernal ... Leo Vidales
Michelle Williams ... Ellen Vidales
Marife Necesito ... Gloria
Sophie Nyweide ... Jackie Vidales
Natthamonkarn Srinikornchot ... Cookie (as Run Srinikornchot)
Tom McCarthy ... Robert 'Bob' Sanders
Jan David G. Nicdao ... Salvador (as Jan Nicdao)
Martin de los Santos ... Manuel
Chiqui del Carmen Chiqui del Carmen ... Grandmother (as Maria del Carmen)
Perry Dizon ... Uncle Fernando
Joseph Mydell ... Ben Jackson
Doña Croll Doña Croll ... Alice
Caesar Kobb Caesar Kobb ... Anthony
Matthew James Ryder Matthew James Ryder ... Bob Sanders' Collegue
Piromya Sootrak Piromya Sootrak ... Cookie's Daughter
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In New York, the immature family man Leo Vidales is a successful businessman, owner of the Underlandish, a successful website of digital games and married to Dr. Ellen Vidales, a dedicated surgeon of the emergency room of a hospital. They have a daughter, Jackie, who is an intelligent girl that is raised by her nanny, the Filipino Gloria, who spends more time with her than Ellen. Gloria has two sons in the Philippines that miss her. When Leo need to travel to Singapore with his partner, Bob (Tom McCarthy), to sign a multi-million dollar contract with investors, Ellen operates on a boy stabbed in the stomach by his own mother and she feels connected to the boy and rethinks her relationship with Jackie. Meanwhile Leo is bored waiting for the negotiation of Bob with the investors and he decides to travel to Bangkok and lodges in a rustic cottage on the seashore. Leo meets the young prostitute and mother, Cookie, and he has a one night stand with her. Meanwhile, Gloria's ten year-old boy,... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

What keeps you together when you're worlds apart?

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

During the making of this film, Michelle Williams was told that her husband, Heath Ledger, had just passed in his sleep. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Filmselskabet: Episode #4.1 (2013) See more »

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Urban Raw
(Catalogue Music)
Written by Gabriel Flies
With permission from ZM Music ApS
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the long black wait
19 January 2009 | by mathias-43See all my reviews

Now that Moodysson is back from the grave (oh, but what a fine grave it was) there is ridiciously high hopes for this first international production. It usually takes about five to fifteen minutes before I get tangled up in his movies, this time though it toke almost half an hour. Mammoth is of course more complex, with much more going on at the same time in different parts of the world, than his other works. Or not more complex, maybe just wider. Nevermind; it's a fine piece of cinema, great storytelling and speaks grimly to us about the world we're raping, the time we're wasting and the people suffering becaurse of our western lifestyles. Mostly it's about the children who are crushed in the middle of our lost struggle to make a life, buy more stuff or just to survive. Does that make sense? The movie does, in a sad way.


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Country:

Sweden | Denmark | Germany

Language:

English | Tagalog | Thai

Release Date:

23 January 2009 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Mamut See more »

Filming Locations:

Koh Lanta, Krabi, Thailand See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,531, 22 November 2009

Gross USA:

$9,580

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,033,946
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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