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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 »
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2 nominations See more »
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Depravity only exceeded by its stupidity See more (44 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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1.66 : 1 See more »
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Dolby Digital | Stereo | Stereo (Synchro Film, Austria)
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Quotes:
[last lines]
Pierre, the Son:Please, don't die, mom!
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Referenced in Caché (Hidden) (2005)See more »
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3 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Depravity only exceeded by its stupidity, 14 January 2012
Author: peterh-23 from United States

There are many films which focus on the depraved side of human nature that while disturbing are still examples of excellent cinema. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Bad Lieutenant are two titles that come to mind. While those movies showed depravity at its worst, they had elements critical to any good movie:

- Good writing and a story - Good acting - Good cinematography

Ma Mere has none of these. The characters are not remotely believable, there is very little in terms of story/plot, the writing is not compelling, and the cinematography is amateurish. The entire film hinges on a sequence of pornographic episodes, none of which are remotely erotic but rather a form of forced voyeurism designed to make the viewer ill.

At the end of the movie, (if you make it that far), I was left wondering why I had watched it, which requires the further question of why this movie was made in the first place.

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