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MAMA WEED starring Isabelle Huppert
MAMA WEED starring Isabelle Huppert © Photo Lydie Nesvadba

The clever French crime caper Mama Weed, directed by Jean-Paul Salomé and starring Isabelle Huppert will open in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and in many other US cities on July 16th. VOD release will follow on July 23rd.

Based on “The Godmother,” the acclaimed novel by Hannelore Cayre was nominated for a Best Adapted Screenplay César Award.

In the film, a French-Arabic translator for the Paris police anti-narcotics unit, Patience Portefeux (Isabelle Huppert) interprets the daily calls and conversations between the city’s biggest drug dealers. In the evenings, she looks in on her aging mother (Liliane Rovère, “Call My Agent”) at the long-term care facility where she is months behind in paying the bills. When she overhears the son of one of her mother’s nurses on the wiretap, Patience is moved to protect him. But her involvement in his business quickly escalates and she finds herself in possession of a huge store of hash and the insider knowledge required to move it. With her newly adopted retired police dog at her side, Patience transforms into Mama Weed, a savvy saleswoman capitalizing on her field experience to earn the extra income she so desperately needs while doing her best to stay one step ahead of her colleagues at the precinct.

Watch the trailer for Mama Weed.

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