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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 overview:
Norma Aleandro ... Beba Pujol
Norma Argentina Norma Argentina ... Dora
Marcos Mundstock Marcos Mundstock ... Víctor
Raul Panguinao Raul Panguinao ... Miguel
Elsa Berenguer ... Sara
Eduardo Rodriguez Eduardo Rodriguez ... Luisito
Susana Lanteri ... Memé
Claudia Lapacó ... Perla
Mónica Gonzaga Mónica Gonzaga ... Irma
Nelly Prince ... Nelly
Hilda Bernard ... Judith
Harry Havilio Harry Havilio
Marina Wollman Marina Wollman ... Anfitriona del Country
Arturo Goetz Arturo Goetz ... Invitado en el Country
Eva Adanaylo
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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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Cómo te extraño
Written by Leo Dan
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Two Women
28 June 2008 | by abelardo64See all my reviews

This is a film I can't shake out of my mind. The upper class woman, a remarkable Norma Aleandro, faces the economical horrors Argentina went through in 2001 and as a consequence she can't afford to pay her live in maid, the sensational Norma Argentina, that was at her service for a quarter century. The film doesn't tell you anything but shows you everything even the most invisible of details. Pride and humbleness co-mingling, switching places in a pacific duel of profound, silent emotions. The stories painted in both actresses faces are nothing less than extraordinary and I've them both in my mind daily since I saw the film for the first time, weeks ago.


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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 USA:

$15,581, 22 July 2007

Gross USA:

$200,433

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$618,264
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Dolby Digital

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