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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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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
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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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41 out of 49 people found the following review useful.
Dignity under duress, 24 March 2005
Author: rantchester

This slow but involving human drama takes Argentina's recent economic meltdown as its prompt. Cama Adentro means 'live-in maid': Jorge Gaggero's sensitive film pursues the deep but uneasy relationship between the genteel, newly-impoverished Beba (Norma Aleandro) and Dora (Norma Argentina), the servant with whom she's shared her Buenos Aires apartment for almost 30 years.

Sudden lack of money has flipped the pair's dependency. Unable to pay her maid for several months, lonely, prideful Beba stands to lose the only reliable company she's known (her daughter, like her husband, has previously departed - alienated, we're left to assume, by Beba's haughtiness). Dora, meanwhile, must decide whether to stay and assist her unravelling employer, or take her chances in an economy with fewer and fewer jobs.

What could have become gooey and trite in the hands of a lesser director is instead rendered plausibly complex: the women struggle to preserve their dignity in straitened circumstances, and to forge a new accord based on mutuality rather than compulsion. Both Beba and Dora are endearingly flawed - the former supercilious and unyielding, the latter torn between contempt and sympathy for her former boss. Argentina is gruffly impressive as the emotionally-contained maid, while Aleandro's monstrous but piteous snob is an equally sharp portrayal. In Gaggero's measured telling, the pair's not-quite-friendship rings all the more true for being revealed with unsentimental compassion.

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