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The Maid (2009)

La Nana (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 11 March 2011 (Mexico)
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A drama centered on a maid trying to hold on to her position after having served a family for 23 years.

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Sebastián Silva
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 34 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Catalina Saavedra ... Raquel
Claudia Celedón ... Pilar
Mariana Loyola ... Lucy
Andrea García-Huidobro Andrea García-Huidobro ... Camila
Alejandro Goic ... Mundo
Agustín Silva ... Lucas
Anita Reeves ... Sonia
Mercedes Villanueva Mercedes Villanueva ... Mercedes
Delfina Guzmán Delfina Guzmán ... Abuela
Andreína Olivarí Andreína Olivarí ... Javiera
Juan Pablo Larenas Juan Pablo Larenas ... Rodrigo
Luis Dubó Luis Dubó ... Eric
Luis Wigdorsky Luis Wigdorsky ... Papá de Lucy
Gloria Canales Gloria Canales ... Mamá de Lucy
Sebastián La Rivera Sebastián La Rivera ... Gabriel
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Storyline

The story of how a maid called Raquel, who has worked for over 20 years in one affluent Chilean household, rediscovers herself. La Nana is a microcosm of Latin social hierarchy while also focusing on one woman's journey to free herself from a mental servitude of her own making Written by Elephant Eye Films

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She's more or less family.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site | Official site [Chile] | See more »

Country:

Chile | Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

11 March 2011 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Santiago, Chile

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Box Office

Budget:

$430,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,036, 18 October 2009

Gross USA:

$576,608

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,691,059
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (European Film Market) | (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (HDCAM)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Featured in Sin maquillaje: Anita Reeves (2014) See more »

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Ayayayay
Written and performed by Pedro Piedra
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Intimate portrait of a live in housemaid
4 June 2009 | by sharkies69See all my reviews

I just saw this at the Sydney Film Festival and enjoyed it very much. An up close and personal drama with nice comic moments about a live in housekeeper who works for wealthy family in Santiago. Catalina Saavedra in the lead role delivers a very strong performance as the shy and emotionally distant maid who literally doesn't have a life besides her role within the house.

There are some really fine scenes throughout this film as we slowly get to know the family and obviously Raquel the maid. I liked the fact that the family did not treat her like dirt and knew her value to the household.

A small character driven film with a warm heart and realistic touches. It was also nice to see the Director and Lead Actress (Sebastian Silva and Catalina Saavedra) live after the screening for Q & A's with the appreciative audience.


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