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Three years after his "experimental" phase wrapped with the jarring, iconoclastic Container, Swedish enfant terrible Lukas Moodysson returned for this sprawling, ambitious social drama. Echoing Alejandro González Iñárritu's Babel and featuring two Hollywood A-listers as his leads, Mammoth also marked the director's premier English-language project. Michelle Williams and Gael García Bernal co-star as Ellen and Leo, New York marrieds; she's an emergency-room surgeon, he's a listless, vaguely dissatisfied Internet game designer. They have a family, albeit an unconventional and dysfunctional one: seven-year-old daughter Jackie (Sophie Nyweide) is practically being raised by a 24/7 Filipino caregiver, Gloria (Marife Necesito), who dotes on her incessantly. This provokes the envy of Ellen and the resentment of Gloria's two geographically estranged sons, Manuel (Martin Delos Santos) and Salvador (Jan Nicdao), who repeatedly phone their mom from Manila and plead with her to come home. Gloria's mother grows so distressed by this behavior that she attempts to show Salvador just how easy his life is in comparison to that of others, which leads to unanticipated tragic consequences. Meanwhile, Leo teams up with a shifty associate, Bob (Tom McCarthy), flies to Thailand, and encounters a freewheeling, laid-back working mother named Cookie (Run Srinikornchot). Step by step, the actions that Leo takes while abroad create a domino effect and alter everyone's lives in irreversible ways. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi
-- New York (State)
-- New York
Women surgeons -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
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Nannies -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
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Melodramas (Motion pictures)
|Publisher|| New York :IFC Films,2010
García Bernal, Gael, 1978-
Williams, Michelle, 1980-
McCarthy, Tom, 1966-
Delos Santos, Martin.
María del Carmen.
Memfis Film (Firm)
Nordic Film/TV Association.
European Union. Media Programme.
Zentropa Entertainments 5 (Firm)
Zentropa Entertainments (Firm)
Gael García Bernal, Michelle Williams, Marife Necesito, Sophie Nyweide, Run Srinikornchot, Thomas McCarthy, Jan Nicdao, Martin Delos Santos, Maria Del Carmen, Perry Dizon, Joseph Mydell, Dona Croll.
Director of photography, Marcel Zyskind ; editor, Michal Leszczylowski ; composers, Jesper Kurlandsky, Erik Holmquist, Linus Gierta.
English, dubbed Tagalog or dubbed Thai dialogue, with optional Spanish subtitles; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2009.
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, NTSC.
1 videodisc (126 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.