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Mother of Tears ()

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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Sarah Mandy
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Detective Enzo Marchi
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Michael Pierce
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Mater Lachrymarum
Valéria Cavalli ...
Marta Colussi
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Guglielmo De Witt
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Elisa Mandy
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Giselle Mares
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Father Johannes
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Detective Lissoni
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Katerina
Tommaso Banfi ...
Father Milesi
Paolo Stella ...
Julian
Clive Riche ...
Man in Overcoat
Massimo Sarchielli ...
The Hobo
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Valeria
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Catacomb Witch #1
Marica Coco ...
Catacomb Witch #2
Diego Bottiglieri ...
Indian
Franco Leo ...
Monsignor Brusca
Silvia Rubino ...
Elga
Claudio Fadda ...
Demon #1
Roberto Donati ...
Demon #2
Gianni Gatta ...
Demon #3
Luca Pescatore ...
Paul Pierce
Alessandro Zeme ...
Luigi
Antonio Pescatore ...
Plainclothes Detective
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Taxi Driver
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Young Mother
James Kelly Caldwell ...
TV Announcer
Simone Sitta ...
Witch Guide
Daniela Fazzolari ...
Witch
Alessandra Magrini ...
Witch
Camilla Gallo ...
Witch
Maria Biondini ...
Witch
Federica Botto ...
Witch
Serena Brusa ...
Witch
Eleonora Marcucci ...
Witch
Eleonora Misiti ...
Witch
Rebecca Perlati ...
Witch
Ivana Zimbaro ...
Witch
Araba Dell'Utri ...
Witch
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Claudio Coreno ...
Demon (uncredited)
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Gray Nun (uncredited)
Giorgia Zago ...
Donna Posseduta (uncredited)

Directed by

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Dario Argento

Written by

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Jace Anderson ... ()
 
Dario Argento ... ()
 
Walter Fasano ... ()
 
Adam Gierasch ... ()
 
Simona Simonetti ... ()

Produced by

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Claudio Argento ... producer
Dario Argento ... producer
Marina Berlusconi ... producer
Tommaso Calevi ... line producer
Kirk D'Amico ... executive producer
Giulia Marletta ... producer
Lee Wilson ... consulting producer

Music by

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Claudio Simonetti

Cinematography by

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Frederic Fasano

Film Editing by

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Walter Fasano

Editorial Department

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Simone Fontana ... digital intermediate editor
Sarah McTeigue ... first assistant editor
Irma Misantoni ... post-production coordinator
Paolo Verrucci ... digital intermediate colorist

Casting By

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Morgana Bianco

Production Design by

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Francesca Bocca
Valentina Ferroni

Art Direction by

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Gretel Fatibene

Set Decoration by

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Maria Castrovilli

Costume Design by

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Ludovica Amati

Makeup Department

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Carlo Diamantini ... prosthetic makeup artist
Paola Gattabrusi ... makeup artist
Giorgio Gregorini ... hair department head
Chiara Ugolini ... key makeup artist
Luca Vannella ... assistant hair stylist

Production Management

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Alessio Angelucci ... unit manager
Nilo Argento ... unit manager
Irma Misantoni ... post-production supervisor
Giorgio Turletti ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Claudio Aloia ... second assistant director: second unit
Alvise Barbaro ... second second assistant director
Gioia Casale Cambria ... second second assistant director
Laura Greco ... second second assistant director
Ruben Mazzoleni ... second second assistant director
Davide Melini ... trainee assistant director
Luca Padrini ... second assistant director
Leopoldo Pescatore ... first assistant director
Fabrizio Procaccini ... second assistant director
Nicola Rondolino ... second unit director

Art Department

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Giuseppe Cagnoni ... property master
Giuseppe Cancellara ... construction coordinator
Andrew Domachowski ... lead concept artist
Viviana Lo Russo ... assistant painter
Mario Scarzella ... rigging props
Santo Spalla ... painter
Davide De Stefano ... conceptual artist
Andrea Ullo ... painter

Sound Department

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Federico Amodio ... sound effects editor
Tullio Arcangeli ... sound effects editor
Roberto Cappannelli ... re-recording mixer / sound mixer
Emanuela Di Giunta ... sound editor
Marco Lazzaro ... boom operator
Umberto Montesanti ... sound mixer
Alessandro Arcangeli ... foley artist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Danilo Bollettini ... special effects
David Bracci ... special effects makeup assistant
Carlo Diamantini ... sculptor
Sergio Stivaletti ... special makeup effects

Visual Effects by

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Christopher Ahrens ... visual effects artist
Matt Belbin ... digital effects editor
Sébastien Bergeron ... digital effects supervisor: Anthem Visual Effects
Stefano Camberini ... digital intermediate editor
Jayson Castro ... visual effects production assistant
Bob Dewald ... digital effects editor
Michael Goddard ... visual effects
Annabelle Kent ... digital compositor
Todd Liddiard ... digital compositor
Lionel Lim ... digital compositor
Adam Marisett ... visual effects artist
Mathieu-Xavier Mauser ... systems administrator
Mladen Miholjcic ... senior CGI artist: Anthem Visual Effects
Stephen Paschke ... digital effects artist
Pablo Mariano Picabea ... data management / digital film recording
Les Quinn ... visual effects artist
Bryce Rieger ... digital compositor
Lisa K. Sepp ... visual effects producer: Anthem Visual Effects (as Lisa Sepp-Wilson)
Sergio Stivaletti ... special makeup effects
Julie Sweetin ... digital artist (as Julie Bergman)
Philippe Thibault ... digital compositor
Jonah West ... compositor
Lee Wilson ... visual effects supervisor: Anthem Visual Effects

Stunts

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David Ambrosi ... stunt coordinator
Gionata Marzeddu ... stunt rigger
Stefano Maria Mioni ... assistant stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Marcello Bellini ... grip
Francesco Bellomo ... still photographer (as Franco Bellomo)
Vito Brunetti ... electrician
Massimo Cecchini ... electrician
Giovanni Coacci ... grip
Alessandro Colini ... grip
Marco Contaldo ... gaffer
Christian Di Fazio ... grip
Danilo Di Palma ... electrician
Maurizio di Stefano ... electrician
Gianluca Fava ... first assistant camera
Alessio Federico Fugolo ... grip
Alias Gallione ... second assistant camera
Giovanni Gebbia ... Steadicam operator / camera operator
Giuseppe Ieva ... grip
Paolo Jacobucci ... electrician (as Paolo Iacobucci)
Emanuele Leurini ... second assistant camera
Paolo Mariotti ... grip
Stefano Meloni ... second assistant camera
Saverio Moggio ... grip
Paolo Monetti ... electrician
Massimo Moreschini ... electrician
Adriano Francesco Necco ... electrician (as Adriano Necco)
Alessio Pasqua ... video assist
Antonio Petracca ... grip
Massimo Rinella ... key grip
Francesco Saccani ... grip
Marco Sandano ... electrician
Cristiano Sergioli ... generator operator
Daniele Verdenelli ... electrician

Casting Department

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Helena Palmer ... casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Salvatrice Amendiola ... seamstress (as Salvatrice Amendolia)
Antonella Balsamo ... assistant costume designer

Other crew

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Carla Alonzo ... production secretary
Enrico Altea ... runner: Roma
Morgana Bianco ... crowd marshall: Torino
Mara Cereda ... production coordinator
Maria Rita Gagliano ... assistant accountant
Danilo Goglio ... production secretary
Nancy Heller ... office manager: Anthem Visual Effects
Marcello Lanza ... accountant
Raffaella Liquori ... crowd marshall: Torino
Giacomo Mancini ... runner: Terni
Daniele Morini ... runner: Torino
Luigi Piccarreta ... runner: Terni
Laura Saurini ... assistant bookkeeper
Fernanda Selvaggi ... script supervisor
Marco Spoletini ... crowd marshall: Roma
Lynn Swanson ... dialogue coach
Erika Taloni ... bookkeeper
Cristina Vecchio ... runner: Torino
Umberto Vergano ... runner: Torino

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines What you see does not exist. What you cannot see is truth. See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • The Third Mother (Italy)
  • Mother of Tears (United States)
  • Exhumed (United States)
  • Mother of Tears: The Third Mother (World-wide, English title)
  • Suspiria Terza (Japan, English title)
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Runtime
  • 102 min
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Box Office

Budget $3,500,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $3,119,957, 17 Jul 2008

Did You Know?

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Trivia Daria Nicolodi and Asia Argento are mother and daughter in real life. See more »
Goofs When Giselle and Sarah open the urn. The overhead shots shows Giselle handing each item to Sarah. In the side shots Giselle is taking them from Sarah and setting them aside. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th (2013). See more »
Soundtracks Mater Lacrimarum See more »
Quotes Mater Lacrimarum: Who wants to eat the girl?
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