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Ma mère
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Release Date:
19 May 2004 (Belgium) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
daring, but not cheap See more (41 total) »

Cast

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Isabelle Huppert ... Hélène, the Mother

Louis Garrel ... Pierre, the Son

Emma de Caunes ... Hansi
Joana Preiss ... Réa
Jean-Baptiste Montagut ... Loulou
Dominique Reymond ... Marthe

Olivier Rabourdin ... Robert
Philippe Duclos ... The Father
Pascal Tokatlian ... Klaus
Théo Hakola ... Ian

Nuno Lopes ... The Doctor
Patrick Fanik ... Eric
Susi Egetenmeier ... Woman in dunes

Sylvia Johnson ... Woman of couple
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Directed by
Christophe Honoré 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Georges Bataille  novel
Christophe Honoré 

Produced by
Paulo Branco .... producer
Dimitri de Clercq .... associate producer
Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu .... co-producer
Gabriele Kranzelbinder .... co-producer
Bernard-Henri Lévy .... producer
Stéphane Sorlat .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Hélène Louvart 
 
Film Editing by
Chantal Hymans 
 
Casting by
Richard Rousseau 
 
Production Design by
Laurent Allaire 
 
Costume Design by
Pierre Canitrot 
 
Makeup Department
Frédéric Balmer .... assistant makeup artist
Paul de Fisser .... hair stylist
Delphine Jaffart .... key makeup artist
Pierre Olivier Persin .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Joaquim Carvalho .... unit production manager
Laetitia Fèvre .... production supervisor
Sylvain Monod .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Julie Gouet .... assistant director
Sylvie Peyre .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Yannick Heuveline .... assistant decorator
Arnaud Roth .... first assistant decorator
 
Sound Department
Jean-Claude Brisson .... sound
Pascal Despres .... boom operator
Frédéric Fichefet .... sound editor
Alexander Koller .... sound mixer
Bernhard Maisch .... sound
Joaquim Pinto .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hugues Espinasse .... focus puller
Jean-François Hensgens .... first assistant camera
José Carlos Loureiro .... grip
 
Casting Department
Margarida Roberto .... casting: Portugal
 
Editorial Department
Elisabeth Legrand .... first assistant editor
Thomas Treu .... on-line editor
 
Other crew
Helena Gonçalves .... production assistant
Maureen Meyer .... script supervisor
Nadege Pageau .... production staff
Alex Panagakis .... publicist
François Pujol .... location scout
Charles-Edouard Renault .... legal counsel
 
Thanks
Diastème .... thanks
Gaël Morel .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"My Mother" - International (English title) (literal English title), USA (literal English title)
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MPAA:
Rated NC-17 for strong and aberrant sexual content
Runtime:
110 min
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Dolby Digital | Stereo | Stereo (Synchro Film, Austria)
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Quotes:
Loulou:This goes to your mother. The Mediterranean bitch.
[Pierre slaps Loulou]
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Caché (Hidden) (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
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65 out of 80 people found the following review useful.
daring, but not cheap, 9 June 2004
Author: wimbroekaert from Gent, Belgium

As I watched the movie, I felt (probably like many others) somehow shocked by the powerful and explicit images. Yet it can't be said that this is merely done to make a controversial film. The viewer gets a slowly developing picture of the relationship between mother and son, or more correctly of the adaptation of mother's lifestyle by her son. Finally everybody is invited to morally judge the relations, actions and sayings of the main characters. But as most viewers are likely to enjoy the "forbidden" relationships or explicit scenes, who are we to give criticism? This film puts a whole new dimension in the concept of what is normal, allowed or understood as morally acceptable. It's sometimes almost revolting, and yet when you've seen the story-lines that led to these scenes, you may find the actions acceptable (or maybe I've a twisted mind). I would like to call the attention to the beautifully chosen soundtrack and the abrupt ending, which leaves the viewer a little bit disturbed.

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