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by Antoine Cattin, Pavel Kostomarov


Liouba escaped from her violent husband with all her 9 children. She raises them along with her daughter Alesia on a farm in Russia where they both work. They devote all their overwhelming love to their maternal instincts. They take in a hungry little boy, three-year old Sacha, the son of another girl working on the farm. Liouba and Alesia belong to those people who sacrifice themselves in the name of their love. Liouba and especially Alesia are still hoping to find a good husband. So the search for a husband ends up in a struggle to kick out a parasite…

original title: La mère
country: Switzerland, France, Russian Federation, Finland
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: Antoine Cattin, Pavel Kostomarov
screenplay: Antoine Cattin, Pavel Kostomarov
cinematography by: Antoine Cattin, Pavel Kostomarov
film editing: Antoine Cattin, Pavel Kostomarov
music: Thierry van Osselt, Alexander J.S. Cracker
producer: Elena Hill
production: Les Films Hors-Champ, Les Films d'Ici, RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse, Parallax Pictures (RU), Arte, YLE TV2, TV Ontario
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