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.

  1. Dario Argento

    Director, Writer

  2. Simona Simonetti


  3. Adam Gierasch


  4. Jace Anderson


  5. Walter Fasano


Top Billed Cast

  1. Asia Argento

    Asia Argento

    Sarah Mandy

  2. Cristian Solimeno

    Cristian Solimeno

    Detective Enzo Marchi

  3. Adam James

    Adam James

    Michael Pierce

  4. Moran Atias

    Moran Atias

    Mater Lachrymarum

  5. Valéria Cavalli

    Valéria Cavalli

    Marta Colussi

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The Mother of Tears
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Original Title La terza madre

Status Released

Release Information

  • June 6, 2008


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language Italian

Runtime 1h 42m

Budget $3,500,000.00

Revenue $54,947.00

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