A year in the life of a middle-class family's maid in Mexico City in the early 1970s.
There are periods in history that scar societies and moments in life that transform us as individuals.
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was the only person on set to know the entire script and the direction of the film. Each day, before filming, the director would hand the lines to his cast, attempting to elicit real emotion and shock from his actors. Each actor would also receive contradictory directions and explanations, which meant that there was chaos on set every day. For Cuarón, "that's exactly what life is like: it's chaotic and you can't really plan how you'll react to a given situation." See more
The children are shown in late 1970 watching a television program in which Master Zovak is using using his teeth to pull a car that's attached to a chain. The car is a VW Safari. However, civilian sales of the VW Safari didn't begin in Mexico until later in 1971. See more
I like being dead.
The closing credits ends with a mantra from the Upanishads: "Shantih Shantih Shantih." This is also the closing line of the 1922 poem "The Waste Land" by T. S. Eliot. See more
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Lo que te queda
Written by Yaco Monti
Performed by Los Pulpos
Published by Warner Chappell Music Mexico, S.A. de C.V.
Courtesy of Universal Music Mexico, S.A. de C.V. See more