Mama (2013)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 44 mins

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The senior partner of an investment brokerage Jeffrey has a breakdown and kills his two associates and his wife. Then he takes his three-year old daughter Victoria and the one-year old daughter Lilly and drives his car through a winding snowing road. He has a car accident and fall off a cliff, but he brings his daughters to an abandoned and isolated cabin to kill them, but the children are saved by a creepy ghostly creature. Five years later, Jeffrey's brother Lucas finds the children that were raised without social relationship and claim that they have been raised by Mama. Lucas disputes the custody with the children's grandmother but Dr. Dreyfuss, who is studying the girls, selects Lucas to take care of the children. Lucas lives with his girlfriend Annabel, who plays in a rock'n'roll band, and Victoria and Lilly moves to their house. Soon Lucas and Annabel find that the girls were not delusional and they are not alone in the house.
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Did you know? Mama's appearance was inspired by painting by Modigliani, owned by Andrés Muschietti. Read More
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as Annabel
as Victoria
as Lucas / Jeffrey
as Burnsie
as Beautiful Mama / Skinny Woman
as Jean Podolski
as Mama
as Nina
as Young Cop
as Mama
as Young Victoria
as Judge
as Dr. Dreyfuss
as Orphaned Girl



Production Company
Executive Producer
Associate Producer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Music Director


Production Designer
Art Director
Set Decorator


Casting Director


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Colour Info:
Sound Mix:
Datasat Digital Sound, Dolby, Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
1.85:1 (Flat)
Movie Connection(s):
Spoofed in: Scary Movie (English)
When the girls are in the cabin and Lilly looks out the window, her right glasses lens is clearly missing.

In the cabin in the opening scene, the girls' position relative to each other switches between shots when the cherry seed is rolled to them.

When Victoria hits Lucas when he first visits her following her return from the wilderness, his hair is ruffled. His hair then changes several times between shots.

When Annabel is searching Dr. Dreyfuss' computer, the folder containing his research is mistakenly labeled "Reasearch."
Mama is played by a man, Javier Botet, who has Marfan syndrome that give him a slender body and long fingers.

Mama's movement is not entirely CGI. Javier Botet can remove his joints as he wish. The only CGI on Mama is her hair.

Isabelle Nélisse can't speak English, which is why she's not given much dialogue and speaks more with body language.

Mama's appearance was inspired by painting by Modigliani, owned by Andrés Muschietti.

According to Chastain, Annabel's octopus tattoo describes her character. When Annabel found herself caught in a situation she did not like, such as the octopus, she would take off her tentacles and grow new tentacles to escape.