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Mammoth Details


Three years after his "experimental" phase wrapped with the jarring, iconoclastic , Swedish enfant terrible Lukas Moodysson returned for this sprawling, ambitious social drama. Echoing Alejandro González Iñárritu's Alejandro González Iñárritu and featuring two Hollywood A-listers as his leads, Mammoth also marked the director's premier English-language project. Michelle Williams and Gael García Bernal co-star as Ellen and Leo, New York marrieds; she's an emergency-room surgeon, he's a listless, vaguely dissatisfied Internet game designer. They have a family, albeit an unconventional and dysfunctional one: seven-year-old daughter Jackie (Sophie Nyweide) is practically being raised by a 24/7 Filipino caregiver, Gloria (Marife Necesito), who dotes on her incessantly. This provokes the envy of Ellen and the resentment of Gloria's two geographically estranged sons, Manuel (Martin Delos Santos) and Salvador (Jan Nicdao), who repeatedly phone their mom from Manila and plead with her to come home. Gloria's mother grows so distressed by this behavior that she attempts to show Salvador just how easy his life is in comparison to that of others, which leads to unanticipated tragic consequences. Meanwhile, Leo teams up with a shifty associate, Bob (Tom McCarthy), flies to Thailand, and encounters a freewheeling, laid-back working mother named Cookie (Run Srinikornchot). Step by step, the actions that Leo takes while abroad create a domino effect and alter everyone's lives in irreversible ways. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

  • Release date:November 20, 2009


Michelle Williams
as Ellen
Gael García Bernal
as Leo
Sophie Nyweide
as Jackie Vidales
Tom McCarthy
as Robert "Bob" Sanders
Marife Necisito
as Gloria
Run Srinikornchot
as Cookie
Perry Dizon
as Uncle Fernando
Joseph Mydell
as Ben Jackson
Rune Kippervik
as Boy #2


Lukas Moodysson
Lars Jönsson
Lukas Moodysson
Marcel Zyskind
Jesper Kurlandsky
Composer (Music Score)
Erik Holmquist
Composer (Music Score)
Michal Leszczylowski
Asa Eriksson
Production Designer
Josefin Asberg
Production Designer
Josefin Asberg
Art Director
Gunnar Carlsson
Maria Kopf
Peter Aalbæk Jensen
Tomas Eskilsson
Lene Børglum
Executive Producer
Peter Garde
Executive Producer
Vibeke Windeløv
Executive Producer
Denise Ostholm
Costume Designer
Niclas Merits
Sound/Sound Designer
Hans Moller
Sound/Sound Designer
Henric Andersson
Sound/Sound Designer
James Velasquez
First Assistant Director
Coco Moodysson
Jesper Kurlandsky
Anita Tesler
Production Manager
Avy Kaufman
Madeleine Ekman
Production Manager
Christian Littman
Line Producer
Love Larson
Makeup Special Effects
Mathias Larserud
Visual Effects
Hakan Blomdahl
Visual Effects
Abbe Hassan
Second Assistant Director
Malin Fornander
Script Supervisor
Malte Forssell
Line Producer