• Publication date: January 8, 2013

Mammoth

Leo Vidales and his wife Ellen are two career professionals, with Leo the creator of a booming gaming website and Ellen an emergency surgeon. They're both too busy to spend time with their little daughter Jackie who mostly spends her time with their live-in Filipino nanny Gloria. Gloria has two kids back home who want her to quit her job and come back home. The social repercussions of globalization are critiqued in Lukas Moodysson's 'Mammoth'.

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2009

MBC Max:

January 15, 2013 04:00 (KSA) ~ January 15, 2013 03:00 (CLT)

Leo Vidales (Gael García Bernal) and his wife Ellen (Michelle Williams) are two career professionals, with Leo  the creator of a booming gaming website and Ellen an emergency surgeon.

They're both too busy to spend time with their little daughter Jackie (Sophie Nyweide) who mostly spends her time with their live-in Filipino nanny Gloria (Marife Necesito).

Gloria has two kids back home who want her to quit her job and come back home.

When Leo has to leave for Singapore to sign a business deal, Ellen will come across a seven year-old in emergency ward that was stabbed in the stomach by his mother, leading her to rethink her relationship with their daughter. In the meantime, when the signing of the deal stalls, Leo travels to Thailand and has a fling with a prostitute named Cookie, a single mom with a live-away child. At the same time, Gloria's son Salvador is molested and found unconscious when he goes out looking for a job so his mom could quit her job and come back to the Philippines.

The social repercussions of globalization are critiqued in Lukas Moodysson's first English-speaking drama- 'Mammoth'.

Starring:

  • Gael García Bernal
  • Michelle Williams
  • Marife Necesito
  • Sophie Nyweide
  • Thomas McCarthy
  • Run Srinikornchot

Directed by:  Lukas Moodysson

Rating:  R.