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The Maid (2009)

La Nana (original title)
A drama centered on a maid trying to hold on to her position after having served a family for 23 years.

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Andrea García-Huidobro ...
Camila
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Lucas
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Sonia
Mercedes Villanueva ...
Mercedes
Delfina Guzmán ...
Abuela
Andreína Olivarí ...
Javiera
Juan Pablo Larenas ...
Rodrigo
Luis Dubó ...
Eric
Luis Wigdorsky ...
Papá de Lucy
Gloria Canales ...
Mamá de Lucy
Sebastián La Rivera ...
Gabriel
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The story of how a maid called Raquel, who has worked for over 20 years in one affluent Chilean household, rediscovers herself. La Nana is a microcosm of Latin social hierarchy while also focusing on one woman's journey to free herself from a mental servitude of her own making Written by Elephant Eye Films

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Budget:

$430,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,036 (USA) (16 October 2009)

Gross:

$549,530 (USA) (5 February 2010)
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Referenced in Caiga quien caiga: Episode dated 16 August 2009 (2009) See more »

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Written and performed by Pedro Piedra
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Intimate portrait of a live in housemaid
4 June 2009 | by (Melbourne) – See all my reviews

I just saw this at the Sydney Film Festival and enjoyed it very much. An up close and personal drama with nice comic moments about a live in housekeeper who works for wealthy family in Santiago. Catalina Saavedra in the lead role delivers a very strong performance as the shy and emotionally distant maid who literally doesn't have a life besides her role within the house.

There are some really fine scenes throughout this film as we slowly get to know the family and obviously Raquel the maid. I liked the fact that the family did not treat her like dirt and knew her value to the household.

A small character driven film with a warm heart and realistic touches. It was also nice to see the Director and Lead Actress (Sebastian Silva and Catalina Saavedra) live after the screening for Q & A's with the appreciative audience.


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