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Je suis heureux que ma mère soit vivante (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $8,705Details
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Given up for adoption as a toddler, troubled teenager Thomas becomes obsessed with tracking down his birth mother. After years of searching, Thomas finds her single, with a small child, living in a nearby suburb, and introduces himself. Traumatized by years of emptiness and longing for his mother, he starts an ambiguous relationship with her - part courtship, part obsession, which slowly drives him to an act of madness.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 14,301-14,400) 14,389 $8,705
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 19,601-19,700) 19,639 $8,705
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 6,601-6,700) 6,685 $8,705

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 2nd, 2011 (Limited) by Strand, released as I'm Glad My Mother is Alive
Video Release: January 3rd, 2012 by Strand Home, released as I'm Glad My Mother is Alive
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 90 minutes
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Keywords: Abandoned Child, Foster Family, Dysfunctional Family, Inspired by a True Story, Non-Chronological, Same Role, Multiple Actors, Adopted Family
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: F Commie Film, OrlyFilms, France 3 Cinema, Page 114
Production Countries: France

Leading Cast

   Thomas Jouvet

Supporting Cast

Sophie Cattani    Julie Martino
Christine Citti    Annie Jouvet
Yves Verhoeven    Yves Jouvet
Maxime Renard    Thomas
Olivier Guerittee    Patrick / Francois
Ludo Harlay    Patrick / Francois
Gabin Lefebure    Tommy
Quentin Gonzales    Frederic
Chantal Banlier    Chantal Duronnet, la voisine
Thomas Momplot    Mathieu
Sabrina Ouazani    La caissiere du cinema

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Production and Technical Credits

Alain Le Henry    Screenwriter
Jean-Louis Livi    Producer
Jacques Audiard    Co-Producer
Alain Vannier    Co-Producer
Aurelien Devaux    Cinematographer
Guy Courtecuisse    Production Manager
Elsa Gies    Costume Designer
Morgane Spacagna    Editor
Jean-Jaques Ferran    Sound Designer
Dominique Gaborieau    Sound
Valerie Othnin-Girard    Assistant Director
Vincent Segal    Composer

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September 7th, 2011

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2011/09/02 100 $3,118   1 $3,118   $3,118 1
2011/09/09 113 $1,413 -55% 1 $1,413   $6,988 2
2011/11/04 123 $52   1 $52   $8,016 10
2011/11/25 106 $147   1 $147   $8,705 13

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/09/05 92 $1,190   1 $1,190   $4,308 4

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2011/09/02 102 $5,575   1 $5,575   $5,575 1
2011/09/09 115 $2,119 -62% 1 $2,119   $7,694 2

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