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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:

$549,530
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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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Connections

Referenced in CQC Chile: Episode dated 16 August 2009 (2009) See more »

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Ayayayay
Written and performed by Pedro Piedra
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Interesting Portrayal
15 February 2009 | by ArizWldcatSee all my reviews

This was one of the movies we saw at Sundance 2009. We found it to be an interesting portrayal of the relationship between a live-in maid and "her" family. The family portrayed was from Chile, and reflected the writer/director's actual family.

The maid shown in this film truly runs the household and has a strange power over the family. She knows what happens to everyone and how to sabotage them if need be. She has a love/hate relationship with most members of the family, some of it closer to hate more often than not. She also will not allow another maid to share "her" household, until she meets a certain someone. Since this is a realistic portrayal of Chilean family life, we found it fascinating to watch. Good job to all of the actors!


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