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Domésticas (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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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

3 October 2002 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Domésticas See more »

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O2 Filmes See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Bitter-sweet take on the lives of maids in Brazil
20 June 2001 | by A VerdadeSee all my reviews

This film, a bitter sweet comedic drama, deals with the rough, intertwined lives of a handful of 'domestics' in the largest metropolis in Brazil (and in South America). Adapted from a hit play of the same name on the Sao Paulo stage, the big screen enhances all aspects of the play considerably. One would not think this film had its origin in a play. Such is the success of the adapted screenplay, that the wonders of cinematic touches shine brilliantly.

The plot takes us through the day to day work, and personal lives of the characters, who all know each other, and in some cases, share intimate personal lives as well. Their poignant struggle against the challenges of the huge metropolis, and the difficult balancing of work, family, and different inter personal relationships, is poignantly told. This is one of the freshest, most interesting takes on the plight and delights of domestics, I have ever seen, and I highly recommend the film.


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