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Catalogue no: DJ4907

Media: DVD

Classification: MA15+

Category: Film, Sale

Genre: Drama

Barcode: 9317731139376

No of Discs: 1

Language: English, German, Turkish

Year: 2017

Release Date: 17-01-2018

Availability: In stock

A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.
A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

Additional Information

Actors Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer
Director Darren Aronofsky
Producer Scott Franklin
Aspect Ratio 2.39:1 16:9 Letterbox
Video Encoding PAL
Audio Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
Region 4
Runtime 116

Digitales Reviews

Mother! Review by Digitales Film Club
In general, did people enjoy this film?

There were mixed feelings towards this film. It was generally agreed that this is a film you appreciate rather than enjoy.

What did they like / not like about it?

It maintained interest. - Eddy

I liked it conceptually – it was enjoyable thinking about the film and reading about it on wiki after the film was over, but I didn’t really enjoy watching it much mostly due to the lack of dialogue or music. The circular narrative – how the cycle starts with a crystal and ends with the house blowing up, and then starts again – had an apocalyptic and unearthly quality. The film reminded me of a silent movie because there wasn’t much dialogue, and I found myself craving for the characters to interact and talk to each other more. it also reminded me of being at the theater because the whole movie took place in the same house/setting. I enjoyed the surreal aspects of it too. - Conor

I thought it was exceptionally layered and thought provoking. It gave the audience a very well defined sense of anxiety from a single person’s point of view. Although the feeling it left me with wasn’t a very nice one, I can appreciate it left me with something nonetheless. - Lukas

At first, it was weird cos there was not much talking going on and no names mentioned between the couple – l like having names connected to characters at the beginning – this threw me off. And l couldn’t work out the connection with the older guy and his wife to the couple. It got intense as the movie progressed amongst the chaos created. The diamond at the end made sense – “circle of life” back to the beginning of the movie. - Sarah

I appreciated that it made me feel something, even if that something wasn’t necessarily ‘enjoyment’ (which I believe was what the filmmakers were intending to do). I also like that it gave us a lot to think/talk about afterwards – I think that a good film should be able to leave the cinema/home and enter real-world conversations. To me it was about relationship dynamics, and the tendency for things to become one-sided, and for people to go unheard. But to also love someone so much that you would literally give your heart to them. - Mali

I didn’t expect to like this film so much! The metaphor is so complex that it opens itself up for endless discussions – the mark of a great movie. We discussed the film between 7 of us and each person had a very different perspective. Personally, I really enjoyed the ambivalence of the story – is it about his narcissism? Her need for internal safety? Is the entire movie a snapshot into how her mind works? The interpretations are infinite. I’m a newly converted Aronofsky fan! – Sally

Keywords used to describe this movie:

Chaotic. One-sided. Silent. Weird. Intense. Surreal. Horrific. Slow-burn. Impressionistic. Intriguing. Layered. Claustrophobic. Anxious. Dark. Unsettling.

Would people recommend it to a friend?

People were mixed on this – Some would, most wouldn’t.
Perhaps if it was a person they knew would appreciate this kind of film (or that friend who starts D&Ms at 3am). (Posted on 22/02/2018)