The Mother of Tears

What you see does not exist. What you cannot see is truth.

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.

Director: Dario Argento

Release Date: 2007-09-06
Status: Released
Run time: 102 min / 1:42
Budget: $3,500,000
Revenue: $54,947
Production Companies : Film Commission Torino Piemonte, Myriad Pictures, Opera Film Produzione, Medusa Film, Sky Cinema
Production Countries: Italy, United States of America



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
Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni
Giselle Mares
Udo Kier
Father Johannes
Robert Madison
Detective Lissoni
Jun Ichikawa
Silvia Rubino
Barbara Mautino
Paolo Stella
Simonetta Solder
Young Mother
Stefano Fregni
Taxi Driver
Gisella Marengo
Catacomb Witch #1
Marica Coco
Catacomb Witch #2
Clive Riche
Man in Overcoat
Massimo Sarchielli
The Hobo
Araba Dell'Utri


Directing Dario Argento Director
Writing Jace Anderson Writer
Writing Dario Argento Writer
Writing Walter Fasano Writer
Writing Adam Gierasch Writer
Writing Simona Simonetti Writer
Production Claudio Argento Producer
Production Dario Argento Producer
Production Marina Berlusconi Producer
Production Giulia Marletta Producer
Production Kirk D'Amico Executive Producer
Sound Claudio Simonetti Original Music Composer
Camera Frederic Fasano Director of Photography
Editing Walter Fasano Editor
Production Morgana Bianco Casting
Art Francesca Bocca Production Design
Art Valentina Ferroni Production Design
Art Gretel Fatibene Art Direction
Art Maria Castrovilli Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Ludovica Amati Costume Design
Art Giuseppe Cancellara Construction Coordinator
Art Giuseppe Cagnoni Property Master
Directing Fernanda Selvaggi Script Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Antonella Balsamo Assistant Costume Designer
Costume & Make-Up Salvatrice Amendiola Seamstress
Production Helena Palmer Casting
Camera Giovanni Gebbia Steadicam Operator
Camera Francesco Bellomo Still Photographer
Lighting Marco Contaldo Gaffer
Camera Gianluca Fava First Assistant Camera
Editing Stefano Camberini Digital Intermediate
Editing Paolo Verrucci Digital Intermediate
Visual Effects Lisa K. Sepp Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Lee Wilson Visual Effects Supervisor
Sound Marco Lazzaro Boom Operator
Sound Federico Amodio Sound Effects Editor
Sound Roberto Cappannelli Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Costume & Make-Up Giorgio Gregorini Hair Department Head
Costume & Make-Up Chiara Ugolini Key Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Paola Gattabrusi Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Carlo Diamantini Prosthetic Makeup Artist
Editing Simone Fontana Digital Intermediate
Editing Sarah McTeigue First Assistant Editor
Crew David Ambrosi Stunt Coordinator

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