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The Maid

The Maid
Director: Sebastian Silva, 2009.
Chile, 94 Minutes.
Spanish with English subtitles. 

The maid to the Valdes family for 23 years is now failing in health. Matron Pilar Valdes suggests that maid Raquel needs an assistant to continue her work, a suggestion Raquel doesn't want to hear. Despite being a part of the family for two decades, Raquel exists in the home like a piece of living furniture, an outsider to the family but always in (uncomfortably) close reach. Silva takes an interesting look at the role of a live-in maid and their relation to their "family" as both servant and lord of the house with a dry sense of humor. 

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