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Edvige Schmitt


This interesting experimental film by Matthias Zschokke is based on the biography of a 1920s woman, Hedwig Schmitt, who lived all her working life as a servant of one kind or another. As a consequence she was harassed exploited, and generally treated poorly by her multiple employers and co-workers. After stints as a maid and waitress in London and Milan, Edvige (Ingrid Kaiser) -- using her Italianized name -- is driven to the brink of...more