A story that chronicles a year in the life of a high-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.
Did You Know?
Alfonso Cuarón 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
When the family arrives at Don Jose's there is a Harley Davidson motorcycle parked with the cars. The motorcycle has front disc brakes, which were not available on Harley Davidson's until 1973. See more
And I started drinking, and then huffing. I was dying. But then I discovered martial arts. And everything came into focus. Just like when you look at me.
The closing credits ends with a mantra from Upanishads: "Shantih Shantih Shantih." See more
No tengo dinero
Performed by Juan Gabriel
Written by Alberto Aguilera Valdez
Published by Universal Music Publishing Group
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Mexico, S.A. de C.V. See more