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Mother's Milk (2013)

Claude is a university statistics professor with a dark side. Kim is the young woman he kidnaps to satisfy his dysfunctional needs. In this psychological thriller, tenderness develops ... See full summary »


Edward Pionke


Edward Pionke
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Credited cast:
Casey Chapman ... Claude Rainer
Mackenzie Wiglesworth Mackenzie Wiglesworth ... Kim Rodgers
Scott Anderson Scott Anderson ... David
Bree Michaels Bree Michaels ... Miss Jacobs
Vanessa Hughes Vanessa Hughes ... Claude's Mother
Jaden Klein ... Young Claude
Dennis Rowe Dennis Rowe ... Ralph the Bartender
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jamie Bragg Jamie Bragg ... Woman in Bar 2
Jeannie Giannone Jeannie Giannone ... Woman in Bar 1
Nicole Keating Nicole Keating ... First Victim
Robert McConnell Robert McConnell ... Claude's Mother's Boyfriend
Laura Taylor Laura Taylor ... Kim's Sister
Gregg Wright Gregg Wright ... Policeman 1


Claude is a university statistics professor with a dark side. Kim is the young woman he kidnaps to satisfy his dysfunctional needs. In this psychological thriller, tenderness develops between a psychopath and his captive. The simmering plot boils over as they move inexorably to a climax that will forever change each of their lives. Written by Anonymous

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Knowledge of the chains brings no implication of escape.


Drama | Thriller


Not Rated

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Release Date:

21 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Won best actor (Casey Chapman) at the New York City Independent film festival See more »


Claude Rainer: I do hope you appreciate that I have tried to make things easier for you.
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True Indie Cinema at it's best
15 August 2013 | by jconyers1111See all my reviews

I was able to catch a screening of Mother's Milk recently and I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. The subject matter seems rather dark. It revolves around a lonely man who has a dark fetish for breast milk who kidnaps women. Although that may sound off-putting, don't fear. This isn't your typical horror or torture film at all. In fact, I would say this is a love story. At its core its about two desperate people who find themselves forced to connect with one another. I saw that it was about to hit the festival circuit and I hope that more people will be able to view the film, as it could really be a hidden indie gem.

The writer/director, Edward Pionke, really shows promise bringing a fresh and new type of film I hadn't seen before, and the cast was equally as strong. The two leads were fantastic as well (Casey Chapman and Mackenzie Wiglesworth). I would recommend this film to you if you enjoy character studies, and dark films. It can be rather slow moving, but I think that is intentional. Although it can take a while, I was pretty much hooked halfway through and wouldn't spoil the ending for you. So if you get a chance to see it, I say go.

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