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Mama Weed (2020)

La daronne (original title)
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A translator working for the police gets involved in the other side of drug dealing.


Jean-Paul Salomé


Hannelore Cayre (novel), Hannelore Cayre (scenario) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Isabelle Huppert ... Patience Portefeux
Hippolyte Girardot ... Philippe
Farida Ouchani Farida Ouchani ... Kadidja
Liliane Rovère ... Mme Portefeux
Iris Bry ... Hortense Portefeux
Nadja Nguyen Nadja Nguyen ... Colette Fo
Rebecca Marder Rebecca Marder ... Gabrielle Portefeux
Rachid Guellaz Rachid Guellaz ... Scotch
Mourad Boudaoud Mourad Boudaoud ... Chocapic
Youssef Sahraoui Youssef Sahraoui ... Frère Cherkaoui 1
Kamel Guenfoud ... Frère Cherkaoui 2
Abbes Zahmani Abbes Zahmani ... Mohamed
Yann Sundberg Yann Sundberg ... Fredo
Michaël Louchart Michaël Louchart ... Commandant BRI
Raphaël Quenard Raphaël Quenard ... Mika


Based on the novel by Hannelore Cayre, the story centers around Patience Portefeux, an underpaid, overworked French-Arabic translator in charge of phone surveillance for a narcotics police unit. When she realizes she knows the mother of one of the drug dealers, Patience decides to cover for him and gets herself more and more deeply involved in the world of drug trafficking. Soon, she is using her insider knowledge and police resources to build her own crime network and earns the name Mama Weed.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama


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Getting it
21 October 2020 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Isabelle Huppert - just the name alone should be enough for some to not even think twice about how they will feel about this movie. And she is really getting it - well done. Now morally speaking there are things that will be going on, that not everyone will agree with. Maybe that is the wrong way of putting it. But you'll know what I mean when you see the movie (or even the trailer I assume).

The movie is very well thought of and is quite the entertaining ride - while the subject matter is serious and there are certain scenes that are on the violent side - overall the tone is that of a comedy. Acting overall is top notch, there are certain things that may feel like an easy way out (problems that almost literally disappear to a degree) ... and the ending is something that while nice, is nothing that is as amazing or gives the movie an extra push ... but maybe that is nitpicking. Just enjoy the thriller ride with a lot of laughs (and still some social message hidden in there)

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French | Arabic | Yiddish

Release Date:

9 September 2020 (France) See more »

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