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The Maids (1975)

A film version of Genet's play. Two maids, Solange and Claire, hate their employers and, while they are out, take turns at dressing up as Madame and insulting her.

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Christopher Miles

Writers:

Robert Enders (screenplay), Jean Genet (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Glenda Jackson ... Solange
Susannah York ... Claire
Vivien Merchant ... Madame
Mark Burns Mark Burns ... Monsieur
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A film version of Genet's play. Two maids, Solange and Claire, hate their employers and, while they are out, take turns at dressing up as Madame and insulting her. Written by Will Gilbert

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Drama | Romance

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PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 1977 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Jean Genet's The Maids See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Last cinema feature of Vivien Merchant. See more »

Quotes

Solange: Her happiness feeds on our shame.
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Featured in Queerama (2017) See more »

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One of the best movies i have ever seen
9 December 2018 | by linda-glassSee all my reviews

Jean Genet is a genius storyteller who pulls us in from the beginning, the way the characters play off of one another is brilliant, wonderful acting to boot. Don't miss it!


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