When Hilda, the new housemaid arrives, Mrs. Lemarchand's obsessions are irreversibly triggered.When Hilda, the new housemaid arrives, Mrs. Lemarchand's obsessions are irreversibly triggered.When Hilda, the new housemaid arrives, Mrs. Lemarchand's obsessions are irreversibly triggered.
Mrs. Lemarchand was an activist in her youth, but she became a housewife when she married wealthy Mr. Lemarchand. With the arrival of the new maid, Hilda, and her participation in a documentary about the events of Tlatelolco in 1968, Mrs. Lemarchand's identity crisis is intensified to the verge of madness. —Anonymous
A rewarding window into a culturally particular mentally abusive situation
The dialogue is very natural, spontaneous and keeps you on your toes. Look away and you might miss a condescending gem or an audacious threat uttered as a compliment. There are a number of Latin American films dealing with their maid phenomenon out there. A rising generation is mining the experience to great enjoyment of the movie masses in parts of the world where this type of home employment is not common. This is a great entry into that subject matter. I particularly liked the light humorous substrate throughout the film which saves it from its own darkness and gives it an air of Moliere type play played out with all the trappings of authentic scenery and great acting.
- Mar 22, 2017
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