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My Mother

My Mother

A Feature film by Christophe Honoré

Produced by Gemini Films

Release in France : 01/06/2004


    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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    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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    Full credits (17)

    Executive Producer :

    Paulo Branco

    Author of original work :

    Georges Bataille

    Foreign producers :

    Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Gabriele Kranzelbinder

    Sound recordists :

    Jean-Claude Brisson, Joaquim Pinto

    Assistant Operator :

    Jean-François Hensgens

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Matilde Incerti

    Sound Editor :

    Frédéric Fichefet

    Production Designer :

    Laurent Allaire

    Location Manager :

    Joaquim Carvalho

    Assistant directors :

    Sylvie Peyre, Élisabeth Legrand

    Screenwriter :

    Christophe Honoré

    Director of photography :

    Hélène Louvart

    Sound Assistant :

    Pascal Despres

    Production Manager :

    Sylvain Monod

    Editor :

    Chantal Hymans

    Continuity supervisor :

    Maureen Meyer

    Costume designer :

    Pierre Canitrot

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    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    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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