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26 May 2005 (Argentina) See more »
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A wealthy woman and her live-in housekeeper must adjust their entrenched routine and relationship when Buenos Aires is plunged into economic crisis., Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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7 wins & 8 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Norma Aleandro ... Beba Pujol
Marcos Mundstock ... Víctor
Claudia Lapacó ... Perla
Elsa Berenguer ... Sara
Monica Gonzaga ... Irma
Hilda Bernard
Susana Lanteri ... Memé
Marina Wollman ... Anfitriona del Country
Harry Havilio
Raul Panguinao ... Miguel
Eduardo Rodriguez ... Luisito
Arturo Goetz ... Invitado en el Country
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Norma Argentina ... Dora
Nelly Prince

Directed by
Jorge Gaggero 
 
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Jorge Gaggero 

Produced by
Verónica Cura .... executive producer
Diego Mas Trelles .... executive producer
Natalia Nuñez .... assistant producer
Enrique Piñeyro .... producer
Marina Zeising .... assistant producer
 
Cinematography by
Javier Julia 
 
Film Editing by
Guillermo Represa 
 
Art Direction by
Marcela Bazzano 
 
Costume Design by
Marisa Urruti 
 
Production Management
Axel Linari .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Natalia Hernández .... second assistant director
Natalia Smirnoff .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
José Caldararo .... boom operator
Martin Cugnoni .... sound editor: international version
Vicente D'Elia .... sound
Leandro de Loredo .... foley recordist
Leandro de Loredo .... sound editor
Esteban Golubicki .... sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ignacio Gaggero .... second assistant camera
Marcelo Sanchez .... grip
Marcelo Sanchez .... second camera operator
Laura Vidal .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Soledad Cancela .... assistant costume designer
Maria Teresa Rivera .... costume assistant
 
Other crew
Federico D'Auria .... continuity
Javier Hernanz Zajara .... engineer: Technicolor
Xosé Morais .... screenplay consultant
 

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Also Known As:
"Cama adentro" - Argentina (original title)
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83 min | Argentina:85 min
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A Film for Thought, 12 November 2009
Author: Alyssa Capocy from United States

With startling realism, Jorge Gaggero's film delves into the delicate relationship between employee and employer. Due to an incredible pair of professional and non-professional actors, a modern story of class struggle is told with very few bells and whistles beyond the brilliant acting. Set in Buenos Aires during the financial crisis of 2001, this film examined the idea of what happens when economic hardships level the playing field between the affluent and the working class. An understated teeter-totter of tension and tenderness is always present in the interactions of Beba Pujol (Norma Aleandro) and her maid, Dora (Norma Argentina). Without speaking a word, it's obvious that both women come from very different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. European- looking Beba can barely exist without the help of a hard-working maid who was selected by the director for her more stereotypically indigenous looks. The existence of this tension and class division is very much a living issue that's broached with tact, maybe even a little comedy, by the filmmaker. Although the dialogue was as subtle as the plot, the film captured the emotions of both protagonists so beautifully that there is never a misunderstanding about what's going on. Even in moments of silence, a look or gesture speaks a thousand words. Hand-held cameras, natural lighting, and a noticeable absence of soundtrack succeed in allowing the audience to forget that they're watching a film, and instead, simply watch two women. Norma Argentina, who was a maid for twenty years before venturing into acting, plays this role with an honesty of emotion that is hypnotizing. While extremely thought-provoking, this movie isn't appropriate for someone who wants a definitive ending or specific message. If you're willing to sacrifice a little excitement in exchange for a masterpiece of nuance and character study, Live-in Maid is a real treat.

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