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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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Alejandro Goic ...
Andrea García-Huidobro ...
Camila
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Lucas
Darok Orellana ...
Tomás
Sebastián La Rivera ...
Gabriel
Mercedes Villanueva ...
Mercedes
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Sonia
Delfina Guzmán ...
Abuela
Luis Dubó ...
Eric
Luis Muñoz ...
Raúl
Andreína Olivarí ...
Javiera
Gloria Canales ...
Mamá de Lucy
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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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She's more or less family.

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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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Interesting Portrayal
15 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was one of the movies we saw at Sundance 2009. We found it to be an interesting portrayal of the relationship between a live-in maid and "her" family. The family portrayed was from Chile, and reflected the writer/director's actual family.

The maid shown in this film truly runs the household and has a strange power over the family. She knows what happens to everyone and how to sabotage them if need be. She has a love/hate relationship with most members of the family, some of it closer to hate more often than not. She also will not allow another maid to share "her" household, until she meets a certain someone. Since this is a realistic portrayal of Chilean family life, we found it fascinating to watch. Good job to all of the actors!


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