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1 hr. 30 min.

Plot Summary
Thomas, a troubled teenager, is obsessed with tracking down his birth mother. After years of searching he finds her and her small child living alone in a suburb and begins a relationship with her which slowly drives him to an act of madness.

Cast: Vincent Rottiers , Sophie Cattani , Christine Citti , Yves Verhoeven , Chantal Banlier , Carole Franck , Françoise Gazio , Sabrina Ouazani

Directors: Claude Miller , Nathan Miller

Genres: Drama

I'm Glad My Mother Is Alive (2009)

Release Date: January 1st, 2009|1 hr. 30 min.

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  • 60
    New York Daily News

    Based on a true story, co-writer/director Claude Miller ("A Secret") gets points for using a bit of narrative sketchiness to good effect. show more

  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    The narrative easily goes back and forth in time; despite its Oedipal subtext, it avoids exploitation. Stellar performances by Rottiers and Cattani help keep the movie on track. show more

  • 63
    Bill Weber Slant Magazine

    An understated--and at times, clinical to a fault--Oedipal drama of long-simmering resentment and familial love's ambiguities, I'm Glad My Mother Is Alive risks bringing chilly subjectivity to sensational raw material. show more

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