Ma Mere (2005)

Ma Mere
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating NC 17
Runtime 1hr 50mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Family, Foreign
Keywords death, literature, love, motherhood, obsession, sex, teen
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Chantal Hymans Editor n/a 172 7000001
Helene Louvart Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Sylvie Peyre Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Sylvain Monod Line Producer n/a 161 5000001
Laurent Allaire Set Decorator n/a 165 9000001
Richard Rousseau Casting Director (France) 157 10000001
Jean-Claude Brisson Sound Design n/a 120905 14000002
Thierry Delor Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Delphine Jaffar Makeup n/a 353 13000002
Pierre Canitrot Costumes n/a 120828 13000001
Georges Bataille Source Material (from novel: "Ma Mere") 120786 4000002
Christophe Honoré Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Jean-Baptiste Montagut Actor Loulou 1 1000005
Joana Preiss Actor Rea 1 1000004
Emma De Caunes Actor Hansi 1 1000003
Louis Garrel Actor Pierre 1 1000002
Dominique Reymond Actor Marthe 1 1000006
Olivier Rabourdin Actor Robert 1 1000007
Paulo Branco Producer n/a 3 3000001
Christophe Honoré Director n/a 2 2000001
Philippe Duclos Actor The Father 1 1000008
Isabelle Huppert Actor Helene 1 1000001
In the Canary Islands, a family shares a home. The mother Helene, cool and in charge, and her teenaged son Pierre, a pious Catholic back from boarding school, discuss his father's infidelity; the next they hear, he is dead in a car crash. Helene 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 Rea and Hansi, an icy blonde sadist with whom he falls in love. This is a period of initiation for the young man until his mother can return and fully bring him to sexual maturity and adulthood.