I'm Glad My Mother is Alive

I'm Glad My Mother is Alive

Vincent Rottiers
Director: Claude Miller, Nathan Miller Cast: Vincent Rottiers
Vincent Rottiers
, Sophie Cattani
Sophie Cattani
Claude Miller, Nathan Miller,

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A man tries to make sense of his relationship with the woman who gave birth to him in this drama co-directed by Claude Miller and his son Nathan Miller. When he was five years old, Thomas Jouvet (Vincent Rottiers) and his brother Patrick were abandoned by their mother, Julie (Sophie Cattani), without any clue of why she chose to walk away from them. While Thomas was adopted by a caring couple, Yves (Yves Verhoeven) and Annie (Christine Citti), young Thomas (Maxime Renard) became an angry and rebellious kid, and he found himself shipped off to a boarding school after too many fistfights with his classmates. Deciding he needs to confront his mother about what happened when he was five, teenage Thomas slips away from school and manages to obtain Julie's address, but when he sees her, he's too shaken to talk and simply walks away. It's not until Thomas is a grown man working in an auto repair shop that he works up the nerve to introduce himself to Julie in hopes of making his way back into her life, though by this time she has another young son whom she's looking after on her own. Je Suis Heureux Que Ma Mere Soit Vivante (aka I'm Glad My Mother Is Alive) received its world premiere at the 2009 Venice International Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/03/2012
UPC: 0712267302529
Original Release: 2009
Rating: NR
Source: Strand Home Video
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:30:00
Sales rank: 62,104

Special Features

Original theatrical trailer; Other Strand Releasing trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Vincent Rottiers Thomas Jouvet
Sophie Cattani Julie Martino
Christine Citti Annie Jouvet
Yves Verhoeven Yves Jouvet
Maxime Renard Thomas
Olivier Guéritée Patrick/François
Ludo Harlay Patrick/François
Gabin Lefebure Tommy
Quentin Gonzales Frédéric
Chantal Banlier Chantal Duronnet, the neighbor
Thomas Momplot Mathieu
Sabrina Ouazani La caissière du cinéma

Technical Credits
Claude Miller Director,Screenwriter
Nathan Miller Director,Screenwriter
Jacques Audiard Co-producer
Guy Courtecuisse Production Manager
Aurelian Devaux Cinematographer
Jean-Jacques Ferran Sound/Sound Designer
Dominique Gaborieau Sound/Sound Designer
Elsa Gies Costumes/Costume Designer
Alain Le Henry Screenwriter
Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko Art Director
Jean-Louis Livi Producer
Vincent Segal Score Composer
Morgane Spacagna Editor
Alain Vannier Co-producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- I'm Glad My Mother is Alive
1. 1. Was She Pretty? [8:19]
2. 2. School Brawl [6:08]
3. 3. Looking After Brother [8:16]
4. 4. Birthday Party [7:48]
5. 5. Wrong Floor [6:33]
6. 6. I'm Your Son [10:31]
7. 7. Friends for Life [9:23]
8. 8. Our Mom [:00]
9. 9. One Son to Keep [8:47]
10. 10. Bye, Lovebirds! [7:24]
11. 11. In Her Own Words [7:42]
12. 12. Credits [6:31]

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