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Ma Mere (2004)

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Director:

Christophe Honore

Starring:

Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Baptiste Montagut, Emma De Caunes, Louis Garrel, Joana Preiss

Genres:

Adult, Drama

Origin:

France

Certificate:

R

Languages:

French With Subtitles

Subtitles:

English

Running Time:

110 min

Ma Mere

synopsis


Ma mère takes place in the Canary Islands, where the film's family shares a home. The mother Hélène (Isabelle Huppert), cool and in charge, and her teenaged son Pierre (Louis Garrel), a pious Catholic back from boarding school, discuss his father's infidelity; the next they hear, he is dead in a car crash. Hélène launches into a wild series of parties, gradually involving her son in her drugging, drinking and sex-fuelled nights out. When she mysteriously goes away, her son is left in the care of her mistress Réa (Joana Preiss) and Hansi (Emma de Caunes), an icy blonde sadist with whom he falls in love. As the film evolves, we realize that this is a period of initiation for the young man until his mother can return and fully bring him to sexual maturity and adulthood. *MR

member reviews

 

Linda Fisher
19 February 2009
member rating

I thought it was an awful, really sick movie.

100% of members found this review helpful


 
Theres a clue!!
Harry
15 April 2010
member rating

The reason why the previous reviews were so damning of this movie is because they didn't understand the context. The clue for understanding this movie is at the beginning where it says its based on a story written by Georges Bataille, a French writer in the early 1900s who examined the notion of excess and transcending oneself through excess - a little like de Sade... Look Bataille up on the web before watching this movie and you'll get where its coming from. A good, challenging movie!!

100% of members found this review helpful


 
minus one star
gazboy
23 June 2009
member rating

No redeeming features No endearing characters or moments No Love No comedy No Drama


 
 

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