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Mother of Tears (2007)

La terza madre (original title)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Detective Enzo Marchi
Michael Pierce
Valéria Cavalli ...
Marta Colussi
Giselle Mares
Detective Lissoni
Tommaso Banfi ...
Father Milesi
Paolo Stella ...
Clive Riche ...
Man in Overcoat
Massimo Sarchielli ...
The Hobo


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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If she lives, we all die. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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


$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The third part (with Suspiria (1977) and Inferno (1980)) of a trilogy of films about the "Three Mothers." See more »


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 »


Mater Lacrimarum: Who wants to eat the girl?
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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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User Reviews

Argento delivers!!
10 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK, Mother of Tears is not Suspiria. A lot of people is disappointed because this movie is not as good as Suspiria...bad news for you: Suspiria is a masterpiece and is very tough to found movies as great as that. The good news is that Mother of Tears is a very good horror movie. The third part of the trilogy is IMHO better than Tenebrae and is one of the best Argento movies in a long, long time. Good scares, a lot of gore (this must be the goriest Argento movie) and very entertaining overall. There are a lot of bloody and great scenes, amputations, decapitations, impaling. If you like ultra gore you will like this, If you like Argento you will like it (if you don't expect a new Suspiria) and if you are just a horror fan, I'm sure you will like this too.

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