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Mary and Martha (2013)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  1 March 2013 (UK)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Martha
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Ben
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Peter
Lux Haney-Jardine ...
George
Bongo Mbutuma ...
Pumelele
Ian Redford ...
Charles
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Mary's Father
Nokuthula Ledwaba ...
Micaela
Sifiso Sihlangu ...
Little Paul
Kagiso Lediga ...
Kumi
Zethu Dlomo ...
Patience
Katleho Ramaphakela ...
South African Doctor
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Funeral Singer
Mangaliso Ngema ...
Mozambican Doctor
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Hilary Swank stars as Mary and Brenda Blethyn stars as Martha, an American interior designer and British housewife who have little in common apart from the one thing they wish they didn't. When malaria strikes, the lives of these very different women change forever. They forge a deep friendship and embark on an epic journey of self-discovery to Africa, dedicating themselves to the cause of malaria prevention. Beginning to rebuild their lives, they show how ordinary people can make a difference and inspire positive change in the process. Enlisting the help of Mary's estranged father, a former politico, the two women beseech both the powers that be and ordinary people to get involved, realizing a shared responsibility to all the world's children. Written by HBO

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Two mothers connected by loss. Inspired by hope.

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In the local restaurant scene, the waitress speaks in Spanish while serving Mary and her son but Mozambique's official language is Portuguese. See more »

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[last lines]
Martha: So, number one, best day ever.
Mary: Every single moment George was alive.
Martha: And every single moment my Ben was alive.
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A touching story
18 October 2013 | by (Sarajevo B&H) – See all my reviews

It is always sad to watch parents loose their children. Every child is so precious that when a parent looses its own child that parent is finished. It gives that parent a mission in life, which in the most cases is fruitless one, in this film may be it is not so fruitless.

I do not believe in the African countries. Most of those states are failed states. They do not have any chance of survival, and people in many of those countries are doomed. It is a real life risk for the white people to go there, my father almost lost his head going to Zaire on business. When Mobutu Sese Seko fled the country they devastated his compound to the ground. The guards and workers, who lived decent lives during those years are now barley surviving. I would never go to Africa unless you want to have a personal tragedy like this one.


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