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Ma Mère

Ma Mère

A Feature film by Christophe Honoré

Produced by Gemini Films

Release in France : 01/06/2004

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Gemini Films

Film exports/foreign sales :

The Bureau Sales

Foreign production companies :

Amour Fou Filmproduktion, S2 International

French distribution :

Gemini Films

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Pierre, 17, lives with his grandmother where he receives a religious upbringing. Over summer vacation, he joins his parents in the Caribbean islands and is exposed to the unbridled behavior of a couple who hate and tear each other apart.
After his father’s sudden death, his mother, Hélène, initiates him into a world of perversion. Although aware that his mother’s life is one steeped in alcohol and sex, the young man still adores her, convinced she’s a pure creature who’d been obliged to live with a disgusting man.
Hélène takes him along on her outings, introduces him to Réa, a young and attractive woman, who happens to be her mistress. Via Réa, Hélène leads him into a life of orgies and debauchery. He discovers the ecstasy of vice in which anxiety, shame, pleasure, disgust and respect all mingle.
Hélène decides to go away and during her absence Pierre finds love and a kind of balance with Hansi, a young woman who’d been close to his mother. But Pierre’s mother returns. She’s reached the lower depths and gets her son to carry out their incestuous fantasy that results in death.

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Full credits (11)

Executive Producer :

Paulo Branco

Author of original work :

Georges Bataille

Director of photography :

Hélène Louvart

Production Manager :

Sylvain Monod

Editor :

Chantal Hymans

Costume designer :

Pierre Canitrot

Assistant director :

Sylvie Peyre

Screenwriter :

Christophe Honoré

Sound Recordist :

Jean-Claude Brisson

Press Attaché (film) :

Matilde Incerti

Production Designer :

Laurent Allaire

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Feature film

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Portugal, Spain, France

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Majority French (Portugal, Spain, France)

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1 h 50 min

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Dolby SRD

Rating restrictions :

Under 16

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