Ma Mere' (Unrated)
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17-year-old Pierre (Louis Garrel of `The Dreamers') is a spiritually challenged adolescent home from his Catholic school to be with his mother Hélène (Isabelle Huppert) whom he idolizes and loves and see his father (Philippe Duclos) who is distant in every sense. Hélène finds it necessary to inform Pierre of her background (her husband raped her when she was very young, causing such anguish that she has become addicted to a life of immorality as a means of escape), a means of warning him of what close association with her could mean. Pierre is blind to all things negative about Hélène and with the news of his father's death, he demands to be included in the wild sexual life of Hélène and her female lover Réa (Joana Preiss). Hélène is sexually attracted to Pierre and elects to include him in her games of voyeurism (watching Pierre during intercourse with Réa, introducing him to the shallow and compulsive Hansi (Emma de Caunes), mutilation, and all forms of debauchery.Read more ›
As she was in "The Piano Teacher," Huppert is cast opposite a man (Louis Garrell) young enough to be her son, which is precisely the point. The picture is really about him and how he is pimped out and ultimately seduced by his mother. He parades about naked and, in some perverse way, seems to be asking for it. Indeed, all the sexual couplings occur in full view of others. The eroticism (S&M, bondage, incest) never crosses over into pornography, but it just might at any time, giving "Ma Mere" a momentum it otherwise lacks. The bodies and locales are so beautiful it's hard to take your eyes away, even if your mind is off wandering a bit.
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This movie is not for the faint of heart. It's disturbing, and potentially supposed to get under your skin.Published 2 months ago by Matt Ployhar
It was a good movie when this movie was newly released, now all the goodies taken out,became pg.13?Published 8 months ago by Paakman
NOT BAD BUT NOT WHAT I EXPECTED.. THE STORY WAS NOT TOO MEANINGFUL TO ME, THE ENDING WAS SENSELESS.Published 8 months ago by SEDUNCIOUS AJAYI
Somewhat disappointed because it seemed a bit disjointed and the son is too much of "pretty boy". Read morePublished 14 months ago by Stephen G.