Twin boys move to a new house with their mother after she has face-changing cosmetic surgery, but under the bandages is someone the boys don't recognize.

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Veronika Franz (screenplay), Severin Fiala (screenplay)
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Complete credited cast:
Lukas Schwarz Lukas Schwarz ... Lukas
Elias Schwarz Elias Schwarz ... Elias
Susanne Wuest ... Mutter
Hans Escher Hans Escher ... Priester
Elfriede Schatz Elfriede Schatz ... Rotkreuz Sammlerin
Karl Purker Karl Purker ... Rotkreuz Sammler
Georg Deliovsky Georg Deliovsky ... Pizzalieferant
Christian Steindl Christian Steindl ... Mesner
Christian Schatz Christian Schatz ... Bauer
Erwin Schmalzbauer Erwin Schmalzbauer ... Akkordeongott

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Storyline

In a lonesome house in the countryside between woods and cornfields live nine-year-old twin brothers who are waiting for their mother in the heat of summer. When she comes home, bandaged after cosmetic surgery, nothing is like before. The children start to doubt that this woman is actually their mother. An existential struggle for identity and fundamental trust emerges. Written by Ulrich Seidl Film

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A mother should look out for her sons.


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Rated R for disturbing violent content and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Throughout the movie, the difference between the twins is Elias is left handed and Lukas is right handed. This is shown many times like eating sausage, throwing Hail stone, opening doors, brushing teeth, etc. See more »

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Quotes

Lukas: What am I doing?
Elias: What's Lukas doing?
Mutter: But I can't see him.
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The Stunt Roaches (Stuntschaben) = Matilda and Nermal (Mathilder und Nermal) See more »

Connections

Referenced in FoundFlix: As Above So Below (2014) (2017) See more »

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Guten Abend, gute Nacht
Written by Johannes Brahms
Performed by Lukas Schwarz
Arranged by Alexander Schwarz
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Interesting psych thriller
1 January 2016 | by jeremyganooSee all my reviews

Like others, I expected something very different based on the movie trailer. What I saw however, was much better. Goodnight mommy is a moody psychological thriller that shifts between phases of innocence, love, anger and betrayal with an ongoing feeling of dread throughout the movie. I wouldn't classify it as a "horror" film, as it feels more like a thriller. There are moments that are very tense and somewhat hard to watch. The characters are well developed and portrayed well by the actors, especially the brothers. There are a few moments that didn't fit in well with the plot and may have slowed the progression of the movie. Other that that, I enjoyed Goodnight Mother and recommend it to fans of any movie that scares, thrills, or makes you think. Not for lovers of quick-paced, cheap horror.


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Country:

Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

11 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$63,641, 13 September 2015

Gross USA:

$1,178,196

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,193,474
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2.39 : 1
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