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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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Valeria Cavalli ...
Marta Colussi
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Giselle Mares
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Tommaso Banfi ...
Father Milesi
Paolo Stella ...
Julian
Clive Riche ...
Man in Overcoat
Massimo Sarchielli ...
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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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urn | witch | cemetery | coffin | evil witch | See more »

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If she lives, we all die. See more »

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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

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$54,947 (USA) (11 July 2008)
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2.35 : 1
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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 Suspiria (1977) 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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Argento is back!
22 March 2008 | by (Bangladesh) – See all my reviews

It's really nice to see when some of the great directors of all time (alive) present us now days their masterpiece works again. We are so much lucky to see directors like Dario Argento are again back in the genre. Though you may find some mixed reviews about the movie. But I like to say ....WoW! Argento is back with the 70's splatter fest! And this time he is more brutal with the victims. I quite enjoyed all the gore parts, blood sheds, nudity and his usual chilling background scores. But little bit disappointed with the final climax. Moreover, feeling somewhat sorry for myself that I still haven't seen Inferno yet. I'll order it on e-bay soon.


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