The Mother of Tears (2007)

An ancient urn is found in a cemetery outside Rome. Once opened, it triggers a series of violent incidents: robberies, rapes and murders increase dramatically, while several mysterious, evil-looking young women coming from all over the world are gathering in the city. All these events are caused by the return of Mater Lacrimarum, the last of three powerful witches who have been spreading terror and death for centuries. Alone against an army of psychos and demons, Sarah Mandy, an art student who seems to have supernatural abilities of her own, is the only person left to prevent the Mother of Tears from destroying Rome.

    Tagline: What you see does not exist. What you cannot see is truth. / If she lives, we all die.

    AKA: La Terza Madre (Italy) / O Retorno da Maldição - A Mãe das Lágrimas (Brazil) / La madre del mal (Spain) / Mother of Tears - La troisième mère (France) / Sasuperia Teruza saigo no majo (Japan)

  • Dario Argento

  • Dario Argento
  • Jace Anderson
  • Walter Fasano

Release Date: 2007-09-06
  • Country: Italy, USA
  • Language: english, italian
  • Runtime: 102
  • Budget: $3.500.000
  • Revenue: $54.947

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Dario Argento


Walter Fasano

Writer/Film Editing

Kirk D'Amico

Executive producer

Tommaso Calevi

Line producer

Lee Wilson

Consulting producer/Visual Effects Supervisor

Frederic Fasano


Carlo Diamantini

Makeup Department (prosthetic makeup artist)/Special Effects (sculptor)

Luca Vannella

Makeup Department

Chiara Ugolini

Makeup Department

Giorgio Gregorini

Makeup Department

Paola Gattabrusi

Makeup Department

David Bracci

Special Effects

Danilo Bollettini

Special Effects

Sergio Stivaletti

Special Effects/Visual Effects

Christopher Ahrens

Visual Effects

Sébastien Bergeron

Visual Effects Supervisor

Michael Goddard

Visual Effects

Lisa K. Sepp

Visual Effects Producer

Les Quinn

Visual Effects

Adam Marisett

Visual Effects

Annabelle Kent

Visual Effects

Julie Sweetin

Visual Effects

Leopoldo Pescatore

First assistant director

Luca Padrini

Second assistant director

Ruben Mazzoleni

Third assistant director

Laura Greco

Third assistant director

Gioia Casale Cambria

Third assistant director

Alvise Barbaro

Third assistant director

Davide Melini

Trainee assistant director

Nicola Rondolino

Second unit director

Asia Argento

Sarah Mandy

Cristian Solimeno

Detective Enzo Marchi

Adam James

Michael Pierce

Moran Atias

Mater Lachrymarum

Valéria Cavalli

Marta Colussi

Philippe Leroy

Guglielmo De Witt

Daria Nicolodi

Elisa Mandy

Udo Kier

Father Johannes

Robert Madison

Detective Lissoni

Tommaso Banfi

Father Milesi

Clive Riche

Man in Overcoat

Gisella Marengo

Catacomb Witch #1

Marica Coco

Catacomb Witch #2

Franco Leo

Monsignor Brusca

Luca Pescatore

Paul Pierce

Antonio Pescatore

Plainclothes Detective

Stefano Fregni

Taxi Driver

Simonetta Solder

Young Mother

Lynn Swanson

Gray Nun (uncredited)
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