Son of Two Mothers Or the Comedy of Innocence


1h 42m 2000

Brief Synopsis

On his 9th birthday, Camille reveals to his mother Ariane that he wants to return to his "real" home and his "real" mother. He leads her through the steets of Paris to a neighborhood he recognizes, to an apartment where he claims he lives. The owner, Isabella, is not there, but later it is revealed

Film Details

Also Known As
Comedy of Innocence, The
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Mact Productions; Procirep; StudioCanal; Tf1 International; Tf1 International
Distribution Company
Curzon Artificial Eye; Haut Et Court; Les Films De L'Elysee; Primer Plano Film Group; Wellspring Home Entertainment; Winstar Cinema; Xenix Filmdistribution
Location
Paris, France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m

Synopsis

On his 9th birthday, Camille reveals to his mother Ariane that he wants to return to his "real" home and his "real" mother. He leads her through the steets of Paris to a neighborhood he recognizes, to an apartment where he claims he lives. The owner, Isabella, is not there, but later it is revealed that she lost her own son only a few years ago. When Isabella returns, Camille refers to her as his mother and changes his name to Paul. Ariane grudgingly asks Isabella to come and live with them, hoping the child will soon tire of this double game. But he doesn't. Instead, he acts as if possessed. When friends decide to intervene and remove the second mother from the scene, trouble erupts.

Film Details

Also Known As
Comedy of Innocence, The
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Mact Productions; Procirep; StudioCanal; Tf1 International; Tf1 International
Distribution Company
Curzon Artificial Eye; Haut Et Court; Les Films De L'Elysee; Primer Plano Film Group; Wellspring Home Entertainment; Winstar Cinema; Xenix Filmdistribution
Location
Paris, France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States November 2000

Released in United States on Video June 5, 2007

Released in United States September 2000

Shown at London Film Festival (French Revolutions) November 1-16, 2000.

Shown at New York Film Festival September 22 - October 9, 2000.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Masters) September 7-16, 2000.

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (in competition) August 30 - September 9, 2000.

Began shooting December 8, 1999.

Completed shooting January 26, 2000.

aspect ratio 1.66:1

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 22 - October 9, 2000.)

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (in competition) August 30 - September 9, 2000.)

Released in United States on Video June 5, 2007

Released in United States September 2000 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Masters) September 7-16, 2000.)

Released in United States November 2000 (Shown at London Film Festival (French Revolutions) November 1-16, 2000.)