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Ma mère (2004)

 -  Drama  -  19 May 2004 (France)
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Based on George Bataille's posthumous and controversial novel: 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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Réa
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Marthe
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The Father
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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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Rated NC-17 for strong and aberrant sexual content | See all certifications »

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$10,334 (USA) (13 May 2005)

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$70,395 (USA) (19 August 2005)
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Pierre, the Son: [Réa is mounting on him] I'm your horse?
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Easily done without
24 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sure its got a decent cast, but I need a heck of a lot more than gratuitous BDSM behavior to keep my interest. In fact, I found the film distasteful. If you're into degrading sexual behavior, this one's for you. I don't need it to get off.

I suppose its titillating for some and an opportunity to look into a world most of us don't inhabit. On the other hand, most of us don't inhabit that world because it is quite dehumanizing.

Its not full of leather and bondage, don't get me wrong, but the relationships and outlook portrayed are an attempt at legitimizing something that its participants would like to rationalize as "just another acceptable way of doing their own thing".


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