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Live-In Maid (2004)

Cama adentro (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 26 May 2005 (Argentina)
A wealthy woman and her live-in housekeeper must adjust their entrenched routine and relationship when Buenos Aires is plunged into economic crisis.,

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Jorge Gaggero

Writer:

Jorge Gaggero

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Cast

Credited cast:
Norma Aleandro ... Beba Pujol
Marcos Mundstock Marcos Mundstock ... Víctor
Claudia Lapacó ... Perla
Elsa Berenguer ... Sara
Mónica Gonzaga Mónica Gonzaga ... Irma (as Monica Gonzaga)
Hilda Bernard
Susana Lanteri ... Memé
Marina Wollman Marina Wollman ... Anfitriona del Country
Harry Havilio Harry Havilio
Raul Panguinao Raul Panguinao ... Miguel
Eduardo Rodriguez Eduardo Rodriguez ... Luisito
Arturo Goetz Arturo Goetz ... Invitado en el Country
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Norma Argentina Norma Argentina ... Dora
Nelly Prince
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Storyline

Late in 2001, tough economic times in Buenos Aires mean that Beba, a slim, blond, and privileged divorcée, has no money to pay Dora, a doughy, nearly-silent maid who has lived with her for almost 30 years. Dora breaths in her dignity and resigns. She wants to finish work on her own house, with her less than reliable mate, Miguel. She also looks for a new job. Beba asks her ex-husband for financial help. He demurs. Can Beba adjust to new realities, find a way to pay Dora, and honor her lifetime of service, and can either make a life without the other? Does sisterhood cross class lines? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Aqua Films

Country:

Argentina | Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

26 May 2005 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

ARS 44,489 (Argentina), 31 May 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$200,433, 28 October 2007
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Realizing the truth
24 May 2011 | by nicolas-prandiSee all my reviews

Beba is a wealthy divorced woman who is being gravely affected by the Argentine economy and therefore doesn't have enough money to even pay her maid. Dora, the maid, has been living with the family for thirty years and is torn between not wanting to leave Beba alone and needing a steady income. The pace of the movie is kind of slow as the plot is very simple and does not go beyond the regularities of the lives of the two main characters. However, the simplicity and regularity of the story is quite enjoyable as we are able to truly enter the lives of two very different women and identify the many differences between them. The director Jorge Gaggero shows us the way in which people's roles in a relationship can certainly change over time. Although Beba has been in charge of Dora for so long because of her economic status, when her status changes, Beba has nothing to hold over her and soon realizes how much she needs Dora. The movie explores economic class differences in Argentina through a very personal lens which in turn results in a very interesting and meaningful story.


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