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Womb -- A woman's consuming love forces her to bear the clone of her dead beloved. From his infancy to manhood, she faces the unavoidable complexities of her controversial decision.


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What are the consequences of giving birth to your dead boyfriend?
A woman's consuming love forces her to bear the clone of her dead beloved. From his infancy to manhood, she faces the unavoidable complexities of her controversial decision. | Full synopsis »
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Eva Green In "The Edit"
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Eva Green In "W"
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A Delicate portrait of loneliness and lost love. See more (35 total) »


  (in credits order)

Directed by
Benedek Fliegauf 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Benedek Fliegauf  written by

Produced by
Marc Baschet .... co-producer
Peter Hermann .... line producer
Cédomir Kolar .... co-producer
István Major .... line producer
Verona Meier .... assistant producer
Daniela Meixner .... executive producer
Gerhard Meixner .... producer
Ernö Mesterházy .... executive producer
András Muhi .... producer
Mónika Mécs .... executive producer
Roman Paul .... producer
Edda Reiser .... junior producer
Original Music by
Max Richter 
Cinematography by
Péter Szatmári 
Film Editing by
Xavier Box 
Casting by
Shaheen Baig 
Jacqueline Rietz 
Production Design by
Erwin Prib 
Art Direction by
Seth Turner 
Set Decoration by
Britta Albert 
Costume Design by
Mariano Tufano 
Makeup Department
Orla Carrol .... hair stylist: Eva Green
Maike Heinlein .... additional makeup
Jeanette Kellermann .... second makeup artist
Sabine Schumann .... makeup artist
Production Management
Bettina Brenner .... assistant production accountant
Rebekka Garrido .... post-production supervisor
Olaf Kirbach .... unit manager
Michel Reilhac .... commissioning editor
Meinolf Zurhorst .... commissioning editor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Margarethe Heitmüller .... first assistant director
Scott Kirby .... first assistant director
Finn Pelke .... third assistant director
David Steinberger .... second assistant director
Art Department
Anna Allkämper .... painter
Kai Anacker-Santarovich .... carpenter
Ron Büttner .... set dresser
Fee Doßmann .... lead painter
Axel Eichhorst .... storyboard artist
Peter Frenzel .... carpenter
Lothar Heinert .... construction manager
Claudia Hoppmann .... prop buyer
Philipp Hübner .... stand-by construction
Macarena Zuniga Infante .... painter
Sven Kastanowiczx .... carpenter
Ralf Kirchhof .... construction foreman
Katrin Kolbe .... assistant production designer
Ivan Lacar .... painter
Ivan Lacar .... plasterer
Jurek Lange .... carpenter
Manuela Lobrecht .... painter
Björn Lüpke .... prop driver
Hans Lütjens .... carpenter
Godja Momsen .... painter
Thorsten Münchx .... carpenter
Michael Nitsch .... painter
Michael Nitsch .... plasterer
Ulrike Prib .... concept artist
Michael Reinemann .... carpenter
Julia Roeske .... set dresser
Stefan Rohner .... set dresser
Klaus Rudat .... carpenter
Tobias Schroeter .... supervising sculptor: Walrus statue
Michael Schroll .... construction foreman: studio unit
Christine Stahl .... art department intern
Michael Steinbacher .... stand-by propman
Fryderyk Swierczynski .... art department intern
Robert Wiesner .... prop builder
Andreas Zietlow .... carpenter (as Andreas Zitlow)
Detlef Zillich .... carpenter
Sound Department
Adrian Baumeister .... dialogue & adr editor
Tamás Beke .... sound designer
Tom Deane .... adr mixer
Benedek Fliegauf .... keyboard
Benedek Fliegauf .... sound designer
Lars Ginzel .... re-recording mixer
Noemi Hampel .... foley editor
Eric Horstmann .... sound engineer
Christian Lerch .... dolby consultant
Pendle Poucher .... dulcitone recording
Carsten Richter .... foley artist
Matthias Richter .... additional production sound mixer
Oliver Schnug .... boom operator
Lionel Strutt .... adr coordinator
Hanse Warns .... foley recordist
Arno Wilms .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Norbert Skodock .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Britt Dunse .... title designer
Rudolf Germann .... visual effects artist
Philipp Großmann .... scanning supervisor
Jochen Hinrichs-Stöldt .... telecine operator
Nadir Mansouri .... lead digital colourist
Florian Obrecht .... visual effects artist
Florian Obrecht .... visual effects supervisor
Gregor Pfüller .... digital intermediate supervisor
Kolja Schoon .... scanning operator
Gregor Wille .... digital intermediate supervisor
Volkhart Buff .... stunt crew
Christian Edler .... stunt stand-in
Klara Kamm .... stunt stand-in
Daniela Stein .... stunt double: Eva Green
Kristen van Dernoot .... stunt stand-in
Camera and Electrical Department
Wolfgang Borrs .... still photographer
Benjamin Cantu .... making-of
Martin Erbe .... clapper loader
Eeva Fleig .... director of photography: second unit (as Eva Fleig)
Zsolt Horváth .... electrician
András Hámori .... best boy
Jasenko Joldic .... video operator
János Kiss .... key grip
Sebastian Meuschel .... steadicam operator
Krisztián Paluch .... gaffer
Tibor Puchala .... dolly grip
Mathias Reichmann .... focus puller: second unit
Johannes Schorch .... additional clapper loader
György Simon .... electrician
József Takács .... focus puller
István Ysz .... electrician
Casting Department
Naomi Jalil .... casting associate
Hanga Kurucz .... baby casting
Iris Müller .... extras casting
Katrin Poppelbaum .... extras casting
Oliver Poppelbaum .... extras casting
Johanna Ragwitz .... baby casting
Aisha Walters .... casting assistant (as Aisha Waters)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chiara Brunet .... costume intern
Siba Fallahi .... wardrobe
Anja Lafin .... costume aging
Lisa Schrimpf .... costume intern
Claudia Torsiello .... assistant costume designer
Julieta Álvarez .... tailor and seamstress
Editorial Department
Stefan Ciupek .... supervising colorist
Karen Kramatschek .... editing assistant
Ruth Raatz .... colour timer
Michael Reuter .... post-production supervisor
Patricia Rommel .... supervising editor
Location Management
Mathias Braun .... location scout
Marion Gerhardt .... location scout
Roland Gerhardt .... location scout
Jakob Neuhaeusser .... location manager
Levke Palm .... location manager
Music Department
Benedek Fliegauf .... composer: additional music
Dave Foster .... music preparation
Dave Foster .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Birk Mueller .... transportation coordinator
Felix Offermann .... production driver
Tom Strelow .... production driver
Wladik Subow .... production driver
Other crew
Akgün Akdogan .... prep team 2008 - production design
Dorissa Berninger .... prep team 2008 - production
Jan Bludau .... prep team 2008 - production
Julia Brasch .... prep team 2008 - production design
Laurence Coriat .... script consultant
Sára Czira .... assistant to director
Clarice de Castro .... prep team 2008 - production
Sabine Feuerbach .... set runner
Kay Furtak .... caterer
Anita Gerencsér .... assistant to producer: Hungary
Tayfun Görgülü .... set runner
Monika Helmer .... production accountant
Marco Heyse .... animal coach
Birgit Kniep-Gentis .... prep team 2008 - production design (as Birgit Kniep)
Hanga Kurucz .... production coordinator: Hungary
Anton Ludwig .... set runner
Corinna Mackowiak .... production coordinator
Manuela Naumann .... set runner
Dora Nedeczky .... production assistant: development (as Dóra Nedeczky)
Jessica Petzold .... prep team 2008 - production
Ralph Remstedt .... prep team 2008 - first assistant director
Carola Richter .... assistant production coordinator
Carola Richter .... production assistant
Franz Rodenkirchen .... additional dramaturgical advisor
Christian Routh .... script editor
Matthias Ruppelt .... prep team 2008 - production
Sophia Sanwald .... prep team 2008 - production design
Axel Schill .... script continuity
Sari Anna Semerau .... prep team 2008 - production design
Hanna Solms .... prep team 2008 - production design
Laura Strack .... post production assistant
Neil Swain .... dialogue coach
Neil Swain .... voice coach
Elisabeth Szasz .... script translator
Karin Verbeek .... prep team 2008 - production design
Maria Vogel .... post production assistant
Markus Wylegalla .... caterer
Jessica Zimmermann .... production assistant
Ingo Hasselbach .... special thanks

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111 min
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Did You Know?

The theme of this film is closely related to Sigmund Freud's famous theory of the 'Oedipus Complex', which states that there is an unconscious wish for a son to have sex with his mother. He also described the 'Electra Complex' which was the equivalent for females. A similar theme was explored in the 1974 movie 'The Savage is Loose'.See more »
[first lines]
Rebecca:It's over. I will always speak to you. And I don't mind if you don't say anything. Just because you went away, it doesn't mean you're not here anymore. Perhaps all I ever needed was this gift.
[rubbing her belly]
Rebecca:The one you gave to me at the end
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What was the poem that was recited by Tommy's clone during the course of the film?
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142 out of 157 people found the following review useful.
A Delicate portrait of loneliness and lost love., 8 May 2012
Author: leonthesleepy from Singapore

Womb is an excellent drama that is unfortunately marketed the wrong way.

If your first impression of the film is that its an Erotic drama on incest, you couldn't be further from the truth.

The premise itself should be a guideline for whether or not you should watch this film.

"After a tragic accident, a woman decides to clone her lover, and raise him from infancy to adult." The less you know about Womb, the better the experience will be. Suffice to say, its an extremely well made, and honest drama about not being able to let go, and the consequences that follow.

The story centers around Tommy and Rebecca. After the accident, Rebecca makes the controversial decision to clone Tommy to raise him as a child.

Why? To get back her lover? To raise the child she never had? The film never spoon feeds us, and we're left with Eva Greens brilliant performance to see Rebecca unravel.

We see her care about the Tommy's clone, and genuinely wants to be a good mother, but there's an underlying foreboding with the possibility of incest. Rebecca struggles to keep her feelings to being a mother, but there's obvious jealously when women come into Tommy's life, and thats the main conflict of the film.

Certainly, this taboo possibility is the main drive of the second half of the film, but its much more than that.

Womb is brilliant because of how well its crafted.

There is an isolation to the film, landscapes and vistas are limited to long stretches of seas and beaches.

Music is sparse too, there's a haunting recurring theme that plays during decades, and emphasizes the long time span of the story.

Dialogue is minimum , and the film never lingers on a certain time period.

Yet we miss nothing. Womb focuses not on the conversations and events, but rather the emotions the characters go through. What we are left with is a deep morality love story that transcends decades.

Regardless of how you feel about the inevitable outcome, the struggles presented on screen is one of the more complex modern love stories. Its not about Lust, but of how blind we can get in our desires to get our loved ones back.

Its not for everyone though, due to the slow paced nature of the film, the more you give yourself to the film, the more you will get.

Its also not exactly the happiest film made. The depressive tone of the film may be too much for some, but it stays true to itself, and benefits greatly from it.

This paired with the taboo subject material, led with questionable marketing, will probably scare off people, which is a shame, because this is far from the pretentious love story people seem to think it is.

See it if you can, its definitely a hauntingly beautiful film that makes you think long after the credits roll.

P.S, this is my first real review, let me know what you guys think! THANKS!

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