Live-In Maid

Live-In Maid


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Live-In Maid

A once-wealthy Buenos Aires socialite who has fallen on hard times finds the roles between herself and her longtime live-in maid suddenly reversed in director Jorge Gaggero's class-conscious drama. Mrs. Beba is a 58-year-old woman whose days as a well-to-do socialite have long since passed, and Dora is the 51-year-old housekeeper who has been Mrs. Beba's live-in housekeeper for 35 years. As a successive cycle of personal and financial crises force Mrs. Beba to sell door-to-door beauty products as a way of making ends meet, she finds it increasingly difficult to pay her employee in a timely manner. Since Dora has been using her money to construct a house in a shantytown on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, this naturally poses something of a problem. It's been six months since Dora has received her last paycheck, and her patience has finally run out. Yet, despite the fact that class differences continually come into play between the pair, there is no denying the bond that has formed between them over the course of their three decades together. When Mrs. Beba finally produces enough money to pay Dora's debt and offer a six-month salary advancement, Dora decides to finally strike out on her own despite her employer's objections. Later, after Dora moves into her new home with her weekend boyfriend, Miguel, Mrs. Beba's energy and telephone services are turned off for lack of payment. By the time summer arrives, Mrs. Beba must sell off her apartment just to stay out of debt. Remembering that her old employee has a new home, the now-homeless Mrs. Beba kindly offers to give her furniture to Dora. But Dora can't turn away an old friend in need, and before they know it, Dora and Mrs. Beba are living together once again.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/04/2007
UPC: 0741952313199
Original Release: 2004
Source: Koch Lorber Films
Time: 1:27:00

Special Features

Behind the scenes featurette; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Norma Aleandro Beba
Norma Argentina Dora
Marco Mundstock Victor
Raul Panguinao Miguel
Susana Lanteri Memé
Claudia Lapaco Actor
Eduardo Rodriguez Actor
Mónica Gonzaga Actor
Elsa Berenguer Sara

Technical Credits
Jorge Gaggero Director,Screenwriter
Marcela Bazzano Production Designer
María Laura Calli Casting
Veronica Cura Executive Producer
Pablo Huberman Associate Producer
Javier Julia Cinematographer
Enrique Pineyro Associate Producer
Anton Reixa Producer
Guillermo Represa Editor
Natalia Smirnoff Casting
Veronica Souto Casting
Diego Mas Trelles Producer
Marisa Urruti Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Live-In Maid
1. Hard Times [7:05]
2. Everything's Going to Be Okay [8:09]
3. Alone [5:27]
4. Beauty Treatment [4:35]
5. The Game [5:15]
6. I'm Going [6:26]
7. Settling Up [8:31]
8. Looking for Work [8:03]
9. Scraping By [7:09]
10. Happy Birthday [7:24]
11. Moving On [10:14]
12. End Credits [3:28]

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