The Maid

She's more or less family.

The Maid
This multi-award-winning Chilean movie takes a look at the complex relationship that develops over time between a family and their long-term live-in maid. Although from her point of view she feels part of the family, from their point of view she is just the maid. Things get heated when the family try hiring extra help, which she perceives as a threat to her position. In Spanish with English subtitles.

96 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Nudity).
Drama, On the art circuit
Good... no traces of the poison.
Good... no traces of the poison.


Catalina Saavedra, Claudia Celedón, Alejandro Goic, Andrea Garci-Huídobro, Mariana Loyola, Agustin Silva
Sebastián Silva
ScreenplaySebastián Silva, Pedro Peirano
CinematographySergio Armstrong
EditingDanielle Fillios
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in2009
Produced byForastero, Tiburón Filmes, Punto Guion Punto Prroducciones

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

LanguageModerate to strong, fairly frequent
NudityFrequent, in sexual and non-sexual context
SexOccasional conduct connected to nudity, no genitalia
ViolenceBrief, occassional, moderate
Drug abuseAlcohol use
CommentsComplex, confusing themes.
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Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Paul Boekkooi
Die Burger
Jeanne Calitz quote iconBitter huishelp laat kyker kopkrap in treffende fliek
Cape Times
Kenneth Turan quote iconJourney beyond the obvious
Box Office
Mark Keizer quote iconWhat reads like a cheapie slasher flick about a domestic servant with territory issues is actually a minutely observed chamber piece about class division and personal awakening.
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconTight direction and smart performances give heft to what’s essentially a modest character study. A rich vein of black comedy also makes The Maid more than a cautionary tale for the nouveau riche.
24 critics
Rottentomatoes critics
48 critics
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconCatalina Saavedra's devastating performance would be reason enough to see The Maid, but Sebastian Silva's empathetic direction and finely tuned script only add to the movie's pleasing heft.

What the People say

1093 Netizens quote iconShe's like one of the family...

Average .. 72%



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