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Domésticas (2001)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 3 October 2002 (Germany)
Five maids in São Paulo are observed in this episodic, impressionistic film. The women interact with each other, ride busses, work, and have longings: Rai for a husband, Créo for her lost ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Cláudia Missura ...
Railde / Raimunda
Graziella Moretto ...
Roxane (as Graziela Moretto)
Lena Roque ...
Créo
Olivia Araújo ...
Quitéria
Renata Melo ...
Cida
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Jailto
Tiago Moraes ...
Gilvan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maria Assunção ...
Cleusa
Gero Camilo ...
Vlaudiney
Bibba Chuqui ...
Bibba
Jo Columbo
Eduardo Estrela ...
Antônio
Georgette Fadel ...
Georgette (as Georgetta Fadel)
Roberta Garcia ...
Kelly
Patricia Gaspar ...
Patrícia
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Five maids in São Paulo are observed in this episodic, impressionistic film. The women interact with each other, ride busses, work, and have longings: Rai for a husband, Créo for her lost daughter, Roxane for a career in modeling. Quitéria is naive, a gull for thieves. Cida has a husband and also a lover. While each woman gets what she wishes for (more or less), it doesn't always make things better. As Roxane says, no child sets out to become a maid. But once there, are all other doors closed? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A Namorada que Sonhei
Written by Osmar Navarro
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Very interesting, I rarely see movies from this country.
4 February 2003 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Here in Oz, as I suspect in most places, we mainly get fed big Hollywood movies. So this movie, although possibly of a "lower" quality with "lesser ability" actors (although both of those points are highly arguable), was very very interesting because it was quite "different". I mean you would never see say, Julia Roberts or Gwyneth Paltrow in exactly this sort of movie; and I would speculate that actresses of their caliber in fact may not be as convincing as these ones were. So for those of you who say that this or that in the movie was "poor"; with respect, I think that you have missed the point.


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