The arthouse shocker “I see, I see” directed by the filmmakers Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala is a painful sight to behold! The horror film literally gets “under your skin” and is designed in such a way that it “does not just cause discomfort, but a physical reaction that can even lead to real pain”, as the co-director remarked after the film premiered at the festival in Rotterdam . The US remake of the film also seems to want to hurt, at least the first trailer for the Amazon remake “Goodnight Mommy” immediately triggers physical discomfort.
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“Goodnight Mommy” has a top-class cast: In the remake, actress Naomi Watts (“21 grams”), who has been nominated for two Oscars, embodies the role of the apparent mother who, with her face bandaged, becomes a stranger to her children. And the twins should also look familiar to series fans: Cameron Crovetti gives in “The Boys’ Homelander’s son Ryan and has also appeared in front of the camera with his brother Nicholas in ‘Big Little Lies’.
After plastic surgery, a mother (Naomi Watts) of twins (Cameron & Nicholas Crovetti) settles in a secluded home to recover. But her sons are confused and alienated by their mother’s new appearance and do not seem to recognize her. Is the person under the face mask really their mother? The twins have doubts.
And these are not unjustified, because after all, their alleged mother suddenly hardly wants anything to do with them anymore, constantly admonishes them to be calm and no longer remembers personal details. Who is really behind the bandages? The boys want to uncover the truth…
Can “Goodnight Mommy” build on the success of “I see, I see”? The horror film managed the balancing act between genre shocker and art house pearl, which was also able to inspire viewers who were not savvy to horror and was even sent into the race for an Oscar nomination for “Best International Film”.
From September 16, 2022 you can see for yourself whether the remake can match the quality of its predecessor, when “Goodnight Mommy” will start on Amazon Prime Video.
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