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Goodnight Mommy (2014)

Ich seh ich seh (original title)
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Goodnight Mommy is a movie starring Lukas Schwarz, Elias Schwarz, and Susanne Wuest. Twin boys move to a new home with their mother after she has face changing cosmetic surgery, but under her bandages is someone the children don't recognize.


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19 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »





Complete credited cast:
Lukas Schwarz ... Lukas
Elias Schwarz ... Elias
... Mutter
Hans Escher ... Priester
Elfriede Schatz ... Rotkreuz Sammlerin
Karl Purker ... Rotkreuz Sammler
Georg Deliovsky ... Pizzalieferant
Christian Steindl ... Mesner
Christian Schatz ... Bauer
Erwin Schmalzbauer ... Akkordeongott


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A mother should look out for her sons.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

11 September 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Goodnight Mommy  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$57,252, 13 September 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,168,902, 15 November 2015
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Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


Goodnight Mommy (2014) was the second Austrian Oscar submission starring Susanne Wuest. The first was Götz Spielmann's Antares (2004). See more »


[All goofs for this title are spoilers.] See more »


Lukas: What am I doing?
Elias: What's Lukas doing?
Mutter: But I can't see him.
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Crazy Credits

The Stunt Roaches (Stuntschaben) = Matilda and Nermal (Mathilder und Nermal) See more »


Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Goodnight Mommy (2015) See more »


Weisst du wieviel Sternlein stehen
Performed by Susanne Wuest, Lukas Schwarz & Elias Schwarz
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Starts good, ends predictably
8 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

I saw the trailer for this movie and I really looked forward to watching it. All the actors are very good, especially the little twin boys. It's easy to see the "twist" early in the movie. I kept anticipating a shift in momentum that would take the movie in another direction. That never happened. This was so disappointing. Too bad. I really enjoyed this movie at the beginning and I was so sorry it never achieved the goal it should have reached.

If you are looking for a good horror movie, the first 40 minutes fits the bill. Sadly, the experience of watching this film will probably let you down.

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