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Womb (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi | 7 April 2011 (Germany)
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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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Benedek Fliegauf
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eva Green ... Rebecca
Matt Smith ... Thomas
Lesley Manville ... Judith
Peter Wight ... Ralph
István Lénárt István Lénárt ... Henry
Hannah Murray ... Monica
Ruby O. Fee ... Rebecca - 9 Years
Tristan Christopher Tristan Christopher ... Thomas - 10 Years
Jesse Hoffmann Jesse Hoffmann ... Thomas - 5 Years
Natalia Tena ... Rose
Ella Smith ... Molly
Wunmi Mosaku ... Erica
Alexander Goeller Alexander Goeller ... Marc
Adrian Wahlen Adrian Wahlen ... Eric
Gina Stiebitz ... Dima
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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

What are the consequences of giving birth to your dead boyfriend?

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi

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Trivia

Hannah Murray and Natalia Tena have both appeared on the critically acclaimed HBO fantasy television show Game of Thrones. Murray played a wildling daughter of Lord Craster, and Tena played the wildling Osha. See more »

Goofs

If Tommy's laptop had been in a box for 20 years or so, then he would have to use the plug in the box to get it to work as no battery could keep a charge that long. See more »

Quotes

[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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The ending credits scroll from top to bottom instead of usually bottom to top. See more »

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Quiet, Cold, Stunning!
17 August 2011 | by JimmyCollinsSee all my reviews

Films with lingering shots of a beach or a face or a road to me can sometimes come off as pretentious dribble, not the case with Womb, I found this movie to be absolutely stunning. There's no other word for it, some people would easily find this movie to be boring due to the extremely slow pace and lack of dialogue, but in my opinion that all just adds to the atmosphere that the director was trying to create.

There is no way at all to tell what year this film is set but I'm guessing it would be in the not too distant future, let's face it, the advances in science these days it's not too long before human cloning will be a part of our society. A lot of things I've heard about Womb quite often compare it to Birth, which is a pretty good comparison I think, both films have a lot of similarities. I couldn't help but pick up vibes from another film Never Let Me Go, the controversial subject matter is similar, the underlying sci-fi element, the moral question the viewer faces and the stillness of both films are very much the same.

Eva Green is wonderful to watch, she gives such a wonderfully restrained performance that's it's surprising she didn't get noticed more for her role. Ever since I saw the terrific Cracks a few years ago I look forward to seeing what edgy role she decides to take on next, Matt Smith, who I'm not so familiar with also does a good job. The children at the beginning of the film deserve a mention too, it seems as though child actors are just getting better and better as time goes on.

Certainly not a film for everyone, but for people who like a bit of a discussion after a film it's perfect.

LOVED IT!!!


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Germany | Hungary | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 2011 (Germany) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR3,660,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,257
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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