I'm glad my mother is alive [videorecording] / Strand Releasing, Jean-Louis Livi and Jacques Audiard present ; screenplay by Alain Le Henry ; directed by Claude Miller and Nathan Miller.

Video/Projected medium
[United States] : Strand Releasing, [2012]
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Summary note
Thomas is a troubled teenager who was given up for adoption as a toddler and is now obsessed with finding his birth mother. After searching for years, Thomas finally finds his mother single, with a young child, and living in a nearby suburb. Thomas starts a relationship with her which is part courtship and part obsessive and eventually drives him to an act of madness.
  • Title from container.
  • Based on an article by Emmanuel Carrére.
  • DVD release of the 2009 motion picture.
  • Bonus features: Original theatrical trailer ; other Strand Releasing trailers.
Creation/​Production credits
Music, Vincent Segal ; editor, Morgane Spacagna ; director of photography, Aurélien Devaux.
Target audience
MPAA rating: Not rated ; "This film contains mature subject matter" -- Container.
System details
DVD ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby digital.
Vincent Rottiers, Sophie Cattani, Christine Citti, Yves Verhoeven.
Language note
In French, with optional subtitles in English.
Other title(s)
I am glad my mother is alive
French title
  • Je suis heureux que ma mere soit vivante
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Universal Product Code
  • 712267302529
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