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The Mother of Tears

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The Mother of Tears (La terza madre)

The Mother of Tears (La terza madre)

The Mother of Tears (La terza madre)

original title:

LA TERZA MADRE

directed by:

screenplay:

Dario Argento, Walter Fasano, Simona Simonetti, Jace Anderson, Adam Gierasch

cinematography:

costume design:

production:

distribution:

country:

Italy

year:

2007

film run:

98'

format:

35mm - colour

release date:

31/10/2007

In the Viterbo cemetery, several workers discover an ancient urn chained to a coffin. The urn contains a tunic and several objects belonging to Mater Lacrimarum, the Third Mother, the only survivor of three powerful witches who long ago wreaked terror and death. Her reawakening unleashes mysterious and terrible events that involve American art restoration student Sarah Mandy, who is also the co-worker and companion of the curator of the Museum of Ancient Art in Rome. Sarah will confront the danger with the help of the spirit of her mother, a powerful white witch killed by the Third Mother, an esoterism scholar and a police officer.