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The Eyes of My Mother (2016)

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A young, lonely woman is consumed by her deepest and darkest desires after tragedy strikes her quiet country life.

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Storyline

In their secluded farmhouse, a mother, formerly a surgeon in Portugal, teaches her daughter, Francisca, to understand anatomy and be unfazed by death. One afternoon, a mysterious visitor shatters the idyll of Francisca's family life, deeply traumatizing the young girl, but also awakening unique curiosities. Though she clings to her increasingly reticent father, Francisca's loneliness and scarred nature converge years later when her longing to connect with the world around her takes on a dark form. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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Rated R for disturbing violent content and behavior, and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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2 December 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Os Olhos da Minha Mãe  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,908, 2 December 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$25,981, 23 December 2016
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2.35 : 1
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The movie that is playing on TV in front of which a grownup Antonio is seen playing is William Castle's House on Haunted Hill. The voice heard is that of Vincent Price. See more »

Quotes

Francisca: Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. And whether or not it is clear to you, the universe is unfolding as it should.
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Soundtracks

Naufragio
Sung by Amália Rodrigues
Music by Alain Oulman
Lyrics by Priscilla Meirelles
Courtesy of Valentim de Carvalho (SACEM)
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Really bad!
4 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

OK so this is my first review of a movie on IMDb. Usually i don't write reviews, but this movie is such an embaracing to the "supposed" horror genre. That i had to write a few lines. In the first place i don't understand the raving reviews about the movie. Really?? Do you even know what is a storyline, or good acting, or movie Direction? Just because the movie is shot in black and has slow tempo it doesn't make it a work of art, nevertheless a good (horror) movie. In the second place what was that? A movie really? Do you call that a movie? This was just a total mess, dumb, stupid, dull, full of bad clichés and wanabe pseudo artistic camera angles. This movie has no story at all, just a bunch of stupid actions that someone decided to write and film. Everything seems forced and its hardly convincing, the actors, the characters, the "story", even the music performed by Amália Rodrigues they achieved to murder. And to call this an horror genre...Please! More like a bad comedy.


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