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The Maid (2009)
"La nana" (original title)

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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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Camila
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Lucas
Darok Orellana ...
Tomás
Sebastián La Rivera ...
Gabriel
Mercedes Villanueva ...
Mercedes
Anita Reeves ...
Sonia
Delfina Guzmán ...
Abuela
Luis Dubó ...
Eric
Luis Muñoz ...
Raúl
Andreína Olivarí ...
Javiera
Gloria Canales ...
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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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You'll Need a Spare Key
31 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

She's going a bit crazy. The house is her turf; and she knows how to take advantage of it. She will lock you out if she can, so pocket a spare key. Raquel! Let me in!

An amusing study of human territoriality and the limitations of one's ability to control what is thought as a possessed environment, the film explores irrational behaviors that can be remedied by tenderness and patience.

This Chilean film is among the best foreign origin films of the year. Sad, funny, charming and unpredictable. Nice job, Sebastian Silva. Catalina Saaverda is brilliant as the somewhat disturbed maid, Raquel. The film offers us just a glimpse at Chile; which looks like a nice place.


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