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A slow and poignant story of love and patience told via a dying mother nursed by her devoted son. The simple narrative is a thread woven among the deeply spiritual images of the countryside and cottage. (imdb)

Genre: Drama

Country: Germany, Russia

Directed By: Aleksandr Sokurov

Written By: Yuriy Arabov

Starring: Aleksei Ananishnov, Gudrun Geyer

AKA: Mat i syn

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Nov 16 zeus20007 zeus20007
73T3
Nov 04 Ludo_ii Ludo.
1T3
Oct 01 sandrikoti
100T8
Aug 05 emreyuksel emreyuksel
72T5
Aug 02 hLrvTP
10T6
Aug 02 whataboutit
93T10
Jul 07 LuxNatalis LuxNatalis
33T2
Jun 15 Yiannos Yiannos
83T10
Sokurov believes that the role of art is to prepare you for death, and M+S is just that: an elegant and moving meditation on the inevitable dissolution of life's essential bond. It is often criticised for its lack of content, but it's not about 'ideas' per se. It's an aesthetic creation that is sensual and moody. It's best appreciated as a dreamy tone poem that is hushed and intimate and rendered with complete senstivity by a master image maker in full control of the audio-visual medium.
May 12 ashfieldmall
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50T3
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6T5
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92T9
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76T9
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72T9
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70T5
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60T6
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90T10
Nov 02, 2016 jerrywarton
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75T5
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10T10
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65T9
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Apr 17, 2016 FrancoZero FrancoZero
13T6
Mar 28, 2016 dcatcher dcatcher
70T8
Mar 15, 2016 wetwillies wetwillies
85T6
About as much fun as watching people die possibly could be, which is to say not at all. I actually mean that as compliment. The construction is so immaculate - every shot is like a painting, but not in the way people normally mean that - and the intention so focused that, in a weird way, it becomes sorta life-affirming.
Feb 08, 2016 RavynLoony RavynLoony
71T9
Feb 07, 2016 NightGoat72 NightGoat72
60T7
Feb 01, 2016 kennardjon
40T1
Jan 27, 2016 skap skap
90T7
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76T5
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Sep 09, 2015 fabiovisnadi fabiovisnadi
89T6
Sep 07, 2015 M-B-M
8T10
Aug 10, 2015 Moribunny Moribunny
55T5
I can see why some regard this as Tarkovsky without the fireworks, but I was never that enamored with Tarkovsky anyway. This is almost plotless, and the dialogue is scant, but its best feature remains the symbolistic changes of scenery. The text I followed attentively, and I got the mental states that were being related, but I have to say it didn't particularly move me.
Jul 19, 2015 syenigun syenigun
85T10
Jun 20, 2015 hsncomert hsncomert
75T8
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75T4
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60T5
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10T1
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80T6
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0T1
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65T2
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30T1
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100T8
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90T9
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Oct 29, 2013 zoPZ_ii zoPZ!
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Oct 23, 2013 Auke Briek
100T10
Oct 09, 2013 ilyasozturk ilyasozturk
50T3
Sep 19, 2013 Holliana
6T5
Aug 25, 2013 b4con b4con
95T10
Aug 13, 2013 Neonman Neonman
96T10
This film is very in tune with nature, portraying it as both wondrous and destructive. This is exemplified through the cinematography (showing the dying mother's vision of the world) as simultaneously nauseating and beautiful. The sound design/music is also terrific, mixing together to create a calm ambient soundtrack. It's simple, even tedious, yet it all works for this oddly uplifting and inspiring film.
Aug 11, 2013 Barkinson
50T4
Aug 11, 2013 Darren Darren
93T10
Aug 10, 2013 Seethruskin Seethruskin
5T8
Aug 10, 2013 Sheldrake Sheldrake
40T3
Jul 30, 2013 bluep
63T5
Jul 20, 2013 lhm
90T7
Jun 27, 2013 mallamp
70T6
Jun 20, 2013 djross djross
55T6
Effort was clearly expended in the composition and post-production, but to this viewer's eyes the results seem a little overcooked. The muted characterisation, while grasping at a minimalistic simplicity, approaches muteness. The heavy influence of Tarkovsky is visible in every frame, but without the intellectualism. Having lived through something similar in the fairly recent past, I found it surprisingly unaffecting, perhaps because the characters are just too abstracted to respond to.
Jun 20, 2013 jgreenwood jgreenwood
45T3
May 27, 2013 Toke Za
75T8
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93T10
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29T2
Feb 06, 2013 Communicants Communicants
80T8
Jan 20, 2013 DinnyPregs
91T9
Jan 18, 2013 Nepeta
90T9
Heartbreaking in its look at coping with loss and mortality. Its usage of nature to express mood and what its characters are going through makes me think of a Terrence Malick film, only this is far, far more minimalist.
Jan 17, 2013 kafkalamak kafkalamak
80T8
Jan 05, 2013 debaser1985
52T1
Jan 03, 2013 Ibetolis1 Ibetolis1
88T6
Dec 28, 2012 marjoline
93T10
Dec 14, 2012 frbrown frbrown
100T10
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68T4
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95T10
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80T7
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8T9
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100T6
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60T7
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65T3
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100T10
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80T9
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84T9
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97T10
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9T10
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63T3
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100T10
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8T8
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100T10
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75T4
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82T5
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72T10
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80T7
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70T6
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20T1
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10T5
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83T8
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10T10
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4T2
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60T2
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99T10
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65T3
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41T2
May 23, 2011 rant1229 rant1229
4T7
Apr 28, 2011 RoXoN RoXoN
88T9
Apr 27, 2011 PeaceAnarchy PeaceAnarchy
77T6
It's short and has absolutely unique and mesmerizing visuals, those two things are reason enough to give it a go. Despite some touching content it does get pretty tedious though, with the pacing slowing to a crawl without much narrative reason.
Apr 24, 2011 NRM01
46T3
Mar 19, 2011 eumaios eumaios
65T3
Mar 09, 2011 Alastor Alastor
85T8
Mar 04, 2011 saintbernard St. Berna
80T7
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90T10
Feb 25, 2011 boredoms
79T9
Feb 14, 2011 matty5190 matty5190
84T6
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70T9
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99T10
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100
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95T9
Jan 17, 2011 Hysteria
0T1
Dec 22, 2010 Leland Leland
75T5
Dec 13, 2010 Jirin
90T9
Nov 23, 2010 SlantMag SlantMag
40T10
"A film to die to." - Keith Uhlich
Nov 03, 2010 johnatanjj johnatanjj
95T10
Oct 21, 2010 JerryJ JerryJ
80T8
Oct 11, 2010 catfacer catfacer
100T10
Oct 11, 2010 ehrenkm
85T8
Sep 23, 2010 chumlum
7T9
Sep 10, 2010 sleportier s.le.portier
98T8
Aug 12, 2010 IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
74T7
Jul 15, 2010 micmac micmac•
88T10
Jul 14, 2010 cat9man cat9man
60T3
Jun 12, 2010 Seftref
85T10
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88T10
May 30, 2010 rottentomat rottentomat
85T8
Apr 27, 2010 daffodil907 daffodil907
64T5
Apr 22, 2010 katsuben
5T9
Mar 20, 2010 cloque cloque
10T10
Mar 16, 2010 kronstadtli kronstadtli
70T5
Mar 16, 2010 Beaucine
3T5
Feb 28, 2010 jeffv jeff_v
88T10
This cinematic whisper from Alexsandr Sokurov depicts the final hours a son spends with his dying mother. There's no story here, just a situation, and it is rendered as series of long, carefully-composed shots of unsurpassing beauty. I've never seen a movie that looks quite like this one. It's shot with different lenses to extend or flatten depth, through glass filters that destabilize the image, creating a precious waver.
Feb 16, 2010 Tds4a Tds4a
86T9
Feb 09, 2010 chadvercetti chadvercetti
83T9
Feb 07, 2010 jenya291182 jenya291182
89T8
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13T5
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50T5
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75T6
Dec 27, 2009 hekkon hekkon
80T7
Dec 15, 2009 LEAVES
76T10
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65T8
Dec 02, 2009 cinebaixar
79T5
Nov 29, 2009 Osian Osian
94T3
Nov 21, 2009 Jazzaloha
77T9
A slow moving, beautiful painting.
Nov 06, 2009 rudolf55
92T9
Oct 30, 2009 clementine clementine
70T5
Oct 29, 2009 LuizOliveira LuizOliveira
90T9
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28T2
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3T8
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72T5
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90T8
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