The Perfect Mother

Fred Garson
Durée 4 x 52 min
Écrit par Carol Noble, with the collaboration of Thomas Boullé (based on the novel The Perfect Mother by Nina Darnton)

Berlin. The well-orchestrated life of Hélène Berg is turned upside down by a phone call. Her daughter Anya, a student in Paris, is accused of murder. Convinced that her daughter is innocent, Hélène takes the first plane to Paris. She promises her husband and son, in the middle of their high school graduation, that she will bring Anya home very soon, but it's all a tragic misunderstanding.

On the spot, Hélène conducts her own investigation, helped by Vincent, a French lawyer - and also her childhood sweetheart whom she had not seen for twenty years. But gradually, their investigations uncover compromising evidence against Anya.

As the discoveries are made, doubts creep in: what if her daughter is not innocent?


Quad Drama
Nadcon Film
RTBF (Belgian Television)


Julie Gayet – as Hélène Berg
Tomer Sisley – as Vincent Duc
Eden Ducourant – as Anya Berg
Andreas Pietschmann – as Matthias Berg