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Ma Mère

Ma Mère

A Feature film by Christophe Honoré

Produced by Gemini Films

Release in France : 01/06/2004

    Synopsis

    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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    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    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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    Photos (3)

    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

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Themes :

    Adolescence

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    Portugal, Spain, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (Portugal, Spain, France)

    Production year :

    2003

    French release :

    01/06/2004

    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    108.957

    Visa issue date :

    24/05/2004

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66

    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD

    Rating restrictions :

    Under 16

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    Delegations (4)