5.2/10
4,964
45 user 69 critic

Ma mère (2004)

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.

Director:

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Gemini (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A domineering mother with a seemingly perfect family in Argentina is unaware of a taboo relationship happening with her youngest children.

Director: Albertina Carri
Stars: Cristina Banegas, Daniel Fanego, Maria Abadi
The Beautiful Person (TV Movie 2008)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Sixteen-year old Junie changes high school mid-year, following the death of her mother. She finds herself in the same class as her cousin Mathias, who introduces her to his friends. All the... See full summary »

Director: Christophe Honoré
Stars: Louis Garrel, Léa Seydoux, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet
Love Songs (2007)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A musical interpretation of three lovers living in Paris.

Director: Christophe Honoré
Stars: Ludivine Sagnier, Louis Garrel, Clotilde Hesme
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Ever since she broke up with Nigel, Lena soldiers on through life as best she can with her two kids. She valiantly overcomes the obstacles put in her way. But she has yet to confront the ... See full summary »

Director: Christophe Honoré
Stars: Chiara Mastroianni, Marina Foïs, Marie-Christine Barrault
Dans Paris (2006)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Anna has just left Paul who, annihilated by the separation, moves back with his father in Paris. His younger brother Jonathan, a casual student, still lives in his father's apartment and ... See full summary »

Director: Christophe Honoré
Stars: Romain Duris, Louis Garrel, Alice Butaud
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

1968 and 1969 in Paris: during and after the student and trade union revolt. François is 20, a poet, dodging military service. He takes to the barricades, but won't throw a Molotov cocktail... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Garrel
Stars: Louis Garrel, Clotilde Hesme, Julien Lucas
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A portrait of a woman, composed of 17 moments from her life.

Director: Christophe Honoré
Stars: Béatrice Dalle, Romain Duris, Jeanne Balibar
Luna (1979)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

While touring in Italy, a recently-widowed American opera singer has an incestuous relationship with her 15-year-old son to help him overcome his heroin addiction.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
Stars: Jill Clayburgh, Matthew Barry, Veronica Lazar
Beloved (2011)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In London, a mother and daughter navigate their respective romances: Madeline rekindles an affair from thirty years earlier, while her daughter Vera is caught between a musician who cannot commit and her ex, who still pines for her.

Director: Christophe Honoré
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Ludivine Sagnier, Chiara Mastroianni
Romance (1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Although deeply in love with her boyfriend - and indeed sleeping in the same bed with him - a schoolteacher cannot handle the almost complete lack of intimacy he will allow. Increasingly ... See full summary »

Director: Catherine Breillat
Stars: Caroline Ducey, Sagamore Stévenin, François Berléand
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Two sisters separated in childhood reunite years later as servants at a household in France. Their happiness to be reunited spirals into an incestuous relationship.

Director: Nancy Meckler
Stars: Julie Walters, Joely Richardson, Jodhi May
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A celebrity is caught by her husband with a young lover. She ends the relationship, but slowly goes insane.

Director: Philippe Garrel
Stars: Louis Garrel, Laura Smet, Clémentine Poidatz
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Hélène
...
Pierre
...
Hansi
Joana Preiss ...
Réa
Jean-Baptiste Montagut ...
Loulou
Dominique Reymond ...
Marthe
...
Robert
Philippe Duclos ...
Le père
Pascal Tokatlian ...
Klaus
Théo Hakola ...
Ian
...
Le docteur
Patrick Fanik ...
Eric
Susi Egetenmeier ...
Le femme des dunes
Sylvia Love Johnson ...
Le femme de ménage (as Sylvia Johnson)
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| | |

Language:

| | |

Release Date:

19 May 2004 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Ma mère  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$70,395 (USA) (19 August 2005)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| | (Synchro Film, Austria)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Réa: The origin of the world is this hole. Nowhere else. Never believe those who pretend otherwise.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Caché (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Hymn To Love (Hymne à l'amour)
Written by Édith Piaf and Marguerite Monnot
Performed by Cyndi Lauper
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Refreshing
2 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In an age when sex scenes are deleted from movies by American studios trying for a dumbed-down R rating, it's refreshing to see foreign movies that do their own thing. Ma Mere is one such movie.

The young guy's girlfriend is a real looker, especially in bed, where she looks like women actually look when they're having sex ... naked ... as opposed to American movies where the characters somehow manage to make love fully clothed.

There's a little bit of twisted French dementia in this movie, as can be expected from the French; they have a bad case of ennui, apparently. But overall this is a good film. And check out that chick taking the 'leading role' with her boyfriend!


4 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Ending **Spolier darkranger-1
Did anyone else find the end hilarious? writerdudette
Loulou ***potential spolier*** dickiededalus
Question about scene and Movie? markwbball
help with a similar foreign film plz kaybu74
any other? iMotorhead
Discuss Ma mère (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?