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Je suis heureux que ma mère soit vivante (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama | 2 September 2011 (USA)
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Given up for adoption as a toddler, troubled teenager Thomas becomes obsessed with tracking down his birth mother. After years of searching, Thomas finds her single, with a small child, ... See full summary »

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Emmanuel Carrère (story), Alain Le Henry (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Rottiers ... Thomas Jouvet (20 ans)
Sophie Cattani Sophie Cattani ... Julie Martino
Christine Citti ... Annie Jouvet
Yves Verhoeven Yves Verhoeven ... Yves Jouvet
Maxime Renard Maxime Renard ... Thomas (12 ans)
Olivier Gueritée Olivier Gueritée ... Patrick / François (17 ans) (as Olivier Guéritée)
Ludo Harley Ludo Harley ... Patrick / François (9 ans) (as Ludo Harlay)
Gabin Lefebvre Gabin Lefebvre ... Tommy (4 ans)
Quentin Gonzalez Quentin Gonzalez ... Frédéric
Chantal Banlier Chantal Banlier ... Chantal Duronnet, la voisine
Thomas Momplot Thomas Momplot ... Mathieu
Alberto Actis Alberto Actis ... Le ferrailleur
Dominique Hulin Dominique Hulin ... Le taulier de l'Hôtel Lux
Samir Guesmi ... L'employeur
Sabrina Ouazani ... La caissière du cinéma
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Given up for adoption as a toddler, troubled teenager Thomas becomes obsessed with tracking down his birth mother. After years of searching, Thomas finds her single, with a small child, living in a nearby suburb and begins a relationship with her which slowly drives him to an act of madness. Written by Anonymous

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Official Sites:

Official site [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

2 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Annem Hayatta Oldugu Için Mutluyum See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€4,255,932 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,118, 4 September 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$8,705, 18 November 2011
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Dolby

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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15 April 2012 | by Roedy GreenSee all my reviews

This is based on a true story, and the screenwriters did not tidy up the tale. It meanders frustratingly. You keep waiting for some development. The story is quite confusing since it involves three similar-looking brothers (and possibly more) two sets of parents, a three sets of actor one for each brother at different ages. To add to the confusion, the story flits back and forth in time without clear time frame cues.

The children are endearing and convincing actors, but all the adults are rather unlikeable, rude, selfish people. The main mother is also infuriatingly irresponsible.

It plays with the Oedipal urges, complicated by the ambiguous web of who is who's biological parents.


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