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Diary of a Chambermaid (2015)

Journal d'une femme de chambre (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 1 April 2015 (France)
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A scheming servant works for a wealthy couple in France during the late 19th century.

Director:

Benoît Jacquot

Writers:

Hélène Zimmer (scenario), Benoît Jacquot (scenario) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Léa Seydoux ... Célestine
Vincent Lindon ... Joseph
Clotilde Mollet Clotilde Mollet ... Madame Lanlaire
Hervé Pierre Hervé Pierre ... Monsieur Lanlaire
Mélodie Valemberg Mélodie Valemberg ... Marianne
Patrick d'Assumçao ... Le capitaine
Vincent Lacoste ... Georges
Joséphine Derenne Joséphine Derenne ... La grand-mère de Georges
Dominique Reymond Dominique Reymond ... La placeuse
Rosette ... Rose
Adriana Asti ... Elvira Parsi, la maquerelle
Aurélia Petit Aurélia Petit ... La maîtresse (train)
Jean-Louis Croquet Jean-Louis Croquet ... Le maître (train)
Alain Eloy ... Le douanier
Yvette Petit Yvette Petit ... Madame Gouin, la mercière
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Storyline

In the early 1900s, in the French provinces. Célestine a beautiful and libertarian young woman, who has been hired as a chambermaid by the Lanlaires, arrives from Paris at the train station. Joseph, her masters' gruff gardener takes her to the house where she is to work. She is "welcomed" by Mr. Lanlaire who immediately starts fondling her. She then meets Mrs. Lanlaire, a very unpleasant woman with a class superiority. All this bodes ill for the future... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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French visa # 136.639. See more »

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Version of Diary of a Chambermaid (1964) See more »

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The best of the three talkie versions
30 August 2020 | by killercharmSee all my reviews

The newest and to my mind the best of the three talkie versions of this perennial: vibrant and private, both. A parisienne maidservant moves to the country to work and live in a village estate. Everyone likes her except the woman she works for and the estate caretaker. Through her time there her memories of past appointments play out for us to share. This is the only "diary" in the movie. Eventually the caretaker comes around and the two of them lay plans. This is also the earthiest of the three versions: prostitution, rape, murder, abortions all figure into the story in this our frank age.


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Official Sites:

Mars Distribution [France]

Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

1 April 2015 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Diary of a Chambermaid See more »

Filming Locations:

Berck, Pas-de-Calais, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,053, 12 June 2016

Gross USA:

$54,235

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,972,062
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (as Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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