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Maids (2001)

Domésticas: O Filme (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 3 October 2002 (Germany)
Five maids in São Paulo are observed in this episodic, impressionistic film. The women interact with each other, ride busses, work, and have longings: Rai for a husband, Créo for her lost ... See full summary »

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Cecília Homem de Mello (screenplay), Fernando Meirelles (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Cláudia Missura Cláudia Missura ... Railde / Raimunda
Graziella Moretto Graziella Moretto ... Roxane (as Graziela Moretto)
Lena Roque Lena Roque ... Créo
Olivia Araújo Olivia Araújo ... Quitéria
Renata Melo Renata Melo ... Cida
Robson Nunes ... Jailto
Tiago Moraes Tiago Moraes ... Gilvan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maria Assunção Maria Assunção ... Cleusa
Gero Camilo Gero Camilo ... Vlaudiney
Bibba Chuqui Bibba Chuqui ... Bibba
Jo Columbo Jo Columbo
Eduardo Estrela Eduardo Estrela ... Antônio
Georgette Fadel Georgette Fadel ... Georgette (as Georgetta Fadel)
Roberta Garcia Roberta Garcia ... Kelly
Patricia Gaspar Patricia Gaspar ... Patrícia
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Five maids in São Paulo are observed in this episodic, impressionistic film. The women interact with each other, ride busses, work, and have longings: Rai for a husband, Créo for her lost daughter, Roxane for a career in modeling. Quitéria is naive, a gull for thieves. Cida has a husband and also a lover. While each woman gets what she wishes for (more or less), it doesn't always make things better. As Roxane says, no child sets out to become a maid. But once there, are all other doors closed? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

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Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

3 October 2002 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Dolby Digital

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I Cannot Laugh of a Brazilian Social Problem
4 October 2004 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In São Paulo, the lives of five domestic household servants along a few days is presented in this movie, showing their daily affairs, dreams and relationship with their employees. First of all, this movie is made for Brazilians only, who are aware of our social problems, and not for foreigners, who could not understand how a person works 26 days per month, sometimes 14 hours per day, earning about US$ 80,00 per month. Many jokes are related to the wrong way of speaking and accent from the country (specially from the North of Brazil) of most household servants, who mostly are illiterate and come from very poor and humble areas, trying to have a better life in the big city (specially in Rio de Janeiro or São Paulo). I myself cannot laugh of the situation of these poor workers. This movie loses the chance to criticize a serious social problem, being too much shallow for my taste. Anyway, there are great interpretations and a good structure for a low budget movie. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): 'Domésticas – O Filme' ('Domestic Household Servants – The Movie')


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