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While on a trip to Thailand, a successful American businessman tries to radically change his life. Back in New York, his wife and daughter find their relationship with their live-in Filipino maid changing around them. At the same time, in the Philippines, the maid's family struggles to deal with her absence.



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Marife Necesito ...
Cookie (as Run Srinikornchot)
Robert 'Bob' Sanders
Salvador (as Jan Nicdao)
Chiqui del Carmen ...
Grandmother (as Maria del Carmen)
Perry Dizon ...
Uncle Fernando
Ben Jackson
Doña Croll ...
Caesar Kobb ...
Matthew James Ryder ...
Bob Sanders' Collegue
Piromya Sootrak ...
Cookie's Daughter


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Release Date:

23 January 2009 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Mammut  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,531 (USA) (20 November 2009)


$8,530 (USA) (27 November 2009)

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Like a breath of fresh air
28 April 2009 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

There was a big speculation of Moodysson being a total sell-out, doing a major picture in America, but that obviously wasn't the case. It isn't Moodysson quite like you've seen before, but definitely not in a bad way. He innovated his style into new directions, without compromising his vision.

Gael García Bernal has proved himself to be one of the greatest actors of this generation in Iñárritu's pictures, and Mammoth comes as no exception. In fact I feel a little Iñárrituish vibe in the movie; the whole theme is pretty similar with Babel.

Somebody commented earlier here, that Moodysson was just "teethless" with his society critic in Mammoth, but I really have to disagree. I wouldn't even use the word "critic" in Mammoth's case - I don't see Moodysson as a preacher, but as an objective lens, which allows us to see the world differently. It's art people, not politics; pointing fingers isn't the point.

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