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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sarah Mandy
... Detective Enzo Marchi
... Michael Pierce
... Mater Lachrymarum
Valéria Cavalli ... Marta Colussi
... Guglielmo De Witt
... Elisa Mandy
... Giselle Mares
... Father Johannes
... Detective Lissoni
... Katerina
Tommaso Banfi ... Father Milesi
Paolo Stella ... Julian
Clive Riche ... Man in Overcoat
Massimo Sarchielli ... The Hobo
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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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What you see does not exist. What you cannot see is truth. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong graphic violence and gore, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Myriad Pictures | Official site |  »

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Release Date:

31 October 2007 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Exhumed  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,419, 8 June 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$58,669

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,119,957, 17 July 2008
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Sarah Mandy: I need to find the Mother of Tears!
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Connections

Follows 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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most memorable movie of the year
30 August 2008 | by See all my reviews

I hated this movie when I first saw it. It was a gross, violent and kind of stupid mess of a film... yet I couldn't take my eyes off the screen.

When the film let out, I turned to my friend and chided him that i would get him back for dragging me to this schlock, but the next day all i could think about was the movie... and three months later it's still the most intriguing movie i've seen all year! In particular, there is a scene in the movie where the lead actress walks through every floor in an abandoned building and all you can hear is the sound of her stiletto's echoing down the empty halls. The entire scene is shot in one take without a camera/film cut. The camera follows her up and down every stair and pans around her as she walk through each room... It has got to be one of the best scene's on film to-date! It was suspenseful, creepy and hauntingly beautiful.

If you're in the mood for an Italian horror movie(filmed in English) reminiscent of the cheap horror movies of the 70's, then this is the pic for you. Frankly, it was pretty cool!


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