I'm Glad My Mother Is Alive (Je suis heureux que ma mère soit vivante)

Rated NR 90 min. 2011

Based on a true story, "I'm Glad My Mother Is Alive"explores childhood trauma and its dire consequences on adult life. Given up for adoption as a toddler, troubled teenager Thomas becomes obsessed with tracking down his birth mother. After years of searching Thomas finds her single, with a small child, living in a nearby suburb and introduces himself. Traumatized by years of emptiness and longing for his mother, he starts an ambiguous relationship with her (part courtship, part obsession) which slowly drives him to an act of madness.

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Director: Claude Miller and Nathan Miller

Writer: Emmanuel Carrère and Alain Le Henry

Producer: Jean-Louis Livi

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

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