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Mother of Tears (2007)
"La terza madre" (original title)

 -  Horror  -  31 October 2007 (Italy)
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Part three of the "Three Mothers" trilogy which takes place in Rome and has to do with Mater Lachrymarum (The Third Mother).

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Detective Enzo Marchi
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Michael Pierce
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Marta Colussi
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Giselle Mares
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Storyline

An ancient urn is found in a cemetery outside Rome. Once opened, it triggers a series of violent incidents: robberies, rapes and murders increase dramatically, while several mysterious, evil-looking young women coming from all over the world are gathering in the city. All these events are caused by the return of Mater Lacrimarum, the last of three powerful witches who have been spreading terror and death for centuries. Alone against an army of psychos and demons, Sarah Mandy, an art student who seems to have supernatural abilities of her own, is the only person left to prevent the Mother of Tears from destroying Rome. Written by Max Borg

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What you see does not exist. What you cannot see is truth. See more »

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Rated R for strong graphic violence and gore, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

31 October 2007 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Exhumed  »

Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,419 (USA) (6 June 2008)

Gross:

$54,947 (USA) (11 July 2008)
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Trivia

The first screening of the film's trailer took place at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. On the same occasion, a restored print of Suspiria (1977) was shown in the Cannes Classics section. See more »

Goofs

When the bewitched mother is on the bridge and drops the baby off the side you can see the dummy baby hit the side of the bridge and the dummies hand fly off of it and splash into the water beside the dummy's body. See more »

Quotes

Mater Lacrimarum: Who wants to eat the girl?
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Connections

References Inferno (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Mater Lacrimarum
Music by Claudio Simonetti
Lyrics by Dani Filth
Performed by Daemonia (Claudio Simonetti: keyboards, Bruno Previtali: guitar, Federico Amorosi: bass, Titta Tani: drums)
Vocal featuring Dani Filth by courtesy of Roadrunner Records
Published by Simonetti Productions S.a.s./Cradle of Filth Music Ltd/Market s.r.l.
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Blood,Guts & Gore (and veins in my teeth---sorry,Arlo G.)
1 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just had the opportunity to see one of Dario Argento's films (I've only seen one other,and that was 'Suspiria',and that was the heavily cut U.S. version on VHS video some years ago), and boy,am I glad to have checked this twisted little gem out. The plot has a young woman (played by the directors own daughter, Asia Argento)working in a museum where a crypt containing talismans & other objects for practicing the dark arts arrives. When the box is opened, all chaos is turned loose (a potential metaphor for Pandora's box?). Although the items contained in the box are supposed to be used in Witch craft, it's never revealed what kind of Witch craft (although there are Pentagrams on the outside of the box). In the usual tradition of Dario Argento's films, blood,guts & gore are on tap,aplenty (the film is currently unrated here in the U.S.,but I'm sure it would pull down the dreaded NC-17 for bloody,gory violence & sexuality). I would be curious as to see Argento's other cinematic exercises in extreme horror. You may want to skip that sloppy Italian dinner either before or after seeing this.


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