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Goodnight Mommy (2014)

Ich seh, Ich seh (original title)
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Twin boys move to a new house with their mother after she has face-changing cosmetic surgery, but under the bandages is someone the boys don't recognize.

Writers:

Veronika Franz (screenplay), Severin Fiala (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lukas Schwarz Lukas Schwarz ... Lukas
Elias Schwarz Elias Schwarz ... Elias
Susanne Wuest ... Mutter
Hans Escher Hans Escher ... Priester
Elfriede Schatz Elfriede Schatz ... Rotkreuz Sammlerin
Karl Purker Karl Purker ... Rotkreuz Sammler
Georg Deliovsky Georg Deliovsky ... Pizzalieferant
Christian Steindl Christian Steindl ... Mesner
Christian Schatz Christian Schatz ... Bauer
Erwin Schmalzbauer Erwin Schmalzbauer ... Akkordeongott

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Storyline

In a lonesome house in the countryside between woods and cornfields live nine-year-old twin brothers who are waiting for their mother in the heat of summer. When she comes home, bandaged after cosmetic surgery, nothing is like before. The children start to doubt that this woman is actually their mother. An existential struggle for identity and fundamental trust emerges. Written by Ulrich Seidl Film

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A mother should look out for her sons.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent content and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Susanne Wuest lived alone for three months to prepare for the role, often completely swaddling herself in bandages. She also kept two pet cockroaches. See more »

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Quotes

Lukas: What am I doing?
Elias: What's Lukas doing?
Mutter: But I can't see him.
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The Cat (Katze) = Leo See more »

Connections

Featured in FoundFlix: Goodnight Mommy (2015) (2017) See more »

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Psalm 23
Written by Franz Schubert
Arraged by Gerhard Schönfeldinger
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Goodnight Forever!
8 September 2015 | by michaelradnySee all my reviews

Dark and brutal, Goodnight Mommy is a psychological horror film that haves you guessing what is happening ad what will happen until the very end. However, at points, the film feels tedious and prolonged for no good reason, but this is generally coupled with some very intense sequences which involve a strong stomach to watch. The majority of this film is good fun, but maybe too ambitious to be taken overly serious.

Goodnight Mommy is a decent film. It is not as good as it was suggested to be, nor as scary as some tend to believe, but above all it was a solid hour and a half of watching this suspense mystery horror unfold. Decent, worth the watch, but I wouldn't see it again to be honest.


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Country:

Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

11 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$63,641, 13 September 2015

Gross USA:

$1,178,196

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,193,474
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2.39 : 1
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