English title

Photo Credits: Alain Guizard

Two sisters are kidnapping their mother to force her to love them.
Original title MAMAN
Director Alexandra Leclère
Sales Agent Other Angle Pictures
Genre Drama Comedy
Year 2011
Delivery status Completed
Date of availability Spring 2012
Technical Information
Language French
Duration 88
Color or B&W Color
Image ratio scope
Sound format SR-SRD + 5.1 uncompressed
Script Alexandra Leclère
Producer Jean-Baptiste Dupont, Sylvie Pialat, Cyril Colbeau-Justin
Production Companies LGM Cinéma, Les Films du Worso
Distributors Wild Bunch Distribution
Cast Josiane Balasko, Serge Hazanavicius, Marina Foïs
After twenty years of silence as a result of an emotional breakdown, an unfit mother decides to move in the same city as her two daughters. Unfortunately, the family reunion goes wrong. While one of the daughters, married but unwilling to have a child, makes an effort to communicate, she is constantly brushed off. Whereas the other, an arrogant single mother, doesn't want to have anything to do with her mother and keeps rehashing her resentment. To set the record straight and elicit the love she's always denied them, the two sisters decide to kidnap their mom.
Josiane Balasko
Serge Hazanavicius
Marina Foïs
Mathilde Seigner

Press Quotes
Alexandra Leclere (...) focuses her expertise and signs a tragicomedy sprinkled with humor, a bit absurd and extremely moving.
« Alexandra Leclère helped by her three actresses, finally sets up her own style, simple but effective(…). Josiane Balasko is the big winner, portraying here one of her most beautiful and surprising roles. »