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Mamma Gógó (2010)

A film director's personal journey experiencing his mother's disappearance into the Alzheimer disease, a film with essential Fridriksson's ingredients, humour, compassion and strong visual style.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kristbjörg Kjeld ... Mamma Gógó
Hilmir Snær Guðnason ... The director
Gunnar Eyjólfsson Gunnar Eyjólfsson ... Gógó's deceased husband
Margrét Vilhjálmsdóttir Margrét Vilhjálmsdóttir ... The director's wife
Ólafía Hrönn Jónsdóttir Ólafía Hrönn Jónsdóttir ... The director's Sister 1
Inga Maria Valdimarsdóttir Inga Maria Valdimarsdóttir ... The director's sister 2
Jóhann Sigurðarson Jóhann Sigurðarson ... The Bank Manager
Bjarni Ingvarsson Bjarni Ingvarsson ... The Farmer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edda Arnljótsdóttir Edda Arnljótsdóttir ... Gógó's neighbour
Pétur Einarsson ... Gógó's doctor
Margrét Dagmar Ericsdóttir Margrét Dagmar Ericsdóttir ... Neighbour 2
Ragna Fossberg Ragna Fossberg ... Herself
Lúðvík Karl Friðriksson Lúðvík Karl Friðriksson ... Taxi Driver
Þórhallur Gunnarsson Þórhallur Gunnarsson ... News Editor
Guðmundur Steinn Gíslason Guðmundur Steinn Gíslason ... Sister's son
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Storyline

Mamma Gógó is about Gógó, an elderly lady, who is diagnosed with Alzheimer disease and her son's and family's reaction to her illness. While Gógó is continuously getting herself into trouble, of the kind only a person with Alzheimer can, the son, the director is struggling with financial troubles after his film Children of Nature has flopped in the cinema. As Gógó's disease progresses her family decides that it is best for her to move to a nursing home. Gógó and her deceased husband, who appears on the scene, are not happy with that decision. The director is dependent on others when it comes to his finances and when Gógó settles into the nursing home he decides to sell his mother's apartment and valuable artwork but the profits of the sale help him to get by. Written by Gudrun Edda Thorhannesdottir

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Country:

Iceland | UK | Norway | Germany | Sweden

Language:

Icelandic

Release Date:

1 January 2010 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

Mamma Gogo See more »

Filming Locations:

Hofsós, Iceland See more »

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ISK 196,000,000 (estimated)
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so true,
4 September 2014 | by petrabsas2003See all my reviews

This movie is so true showing the heartbreaking side of family members suffering from Alzheimers. Anybody who has no been in the same situation cannot relate to it how it destroys the family rather than the person suffering Alzheimers.

Worthwhile for anybody watching this movie who has a similar situation. You are not alone, as sad as it is.

The Alzheimers sufferers are even trickier and sometimes mean to their family, more as shown in this movie. It is a sad path of life. I can relate to this story or subject from own experience and I feel for the producer and his family.


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