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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 »
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2 nominations See more »
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the most beautiful language in the world See more (42 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 Love Johnson ... Woman of couple (as Sylvia Johnson)

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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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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Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Dolby Digital | Stereo | Stereo (Synchro Film, Austria)
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Quotes:
Pierre, the Son:Sometimes, I can admit if I love Hansi's ass so much, then it's because I want God to curse it. I now associate joy... That faraway joy in God that I knew... I admit they're both equally holy. Her ass makes me realize I never really loved God. I liked the idea of being abandoned by God...See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Caché (Hidden) (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
the most beautiful language in the world, 3 August 2014
Author: RavenGlamDVDCollector from South Africa

Listen up, people, hear ye, hear ye, gather all thee round. Praise be to the most beautiful language in the world. And no, no, it is not French. **** French!

Why is it that when Americans release a film they include 23 soundtracks, including Norwegian and Icelandic? Hell, they are such bleeding hearts they consider the sensibilities of people living in Outer Mongolia. Hell, come the day we can export to Venus we'd have discs featuring Venusuese. Gee whiz yeah, Americans know how to milk 'em for their pesos by givin' 'em what they want.

Ain't nothing wrong with that. Called commerce.

But when the movie is in French, or Italian, or Spanish, no such luck. Why bother to dub into English? Simply slap on some subtitles. And forced ones too, you can't get rid of them.

This MA MERE felt totally alien to me. There is no real viewer connection if you cannot comprehend the words. And yet I could choose to watch many of my favorite American TV shows in a plethora of unlikely languages at the flick of a button.

So, Revolver Entertainment, English box for MA MERE, but no word of warning. I expected what I got, point is, though, many wouldn't have. Here's how to improve your product: include an English soundtrack.

The most beautiful language in the world. Like Liz Hurley said in BEDAZZLED, everyone ought to speak it anyway.

Oh, and the movie is kinda (expletive deleted if I want this accepted by IMDb) but really it sucks (another expletive deleted).. Yes, lots of nudity and pretty nudity that is too.

Movie is nevertheless a load of horse manure.

I do think even IMDb will let me get away with that.

And if not, let them watch this (expletive deleted) themselves in (expletive deleted) French and they will (expletive deleted) concur.

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