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A woman feels she must fight to hold on to her place in the household where she's been a servant for much of her life in this drama from writer and director Sebastian Silva. Raquel (Catalina Saavedra) works as a maid for a well-to-do Chilean family, and has been with the household so long that she's come to think of herself as part of the family. However, Raquel is also aware of the distance between herself and her employers, and though she's fiercely devoted to Mundo Valdes (Alejandro Goic), his wife, Pilar (Claudia Celedón), and their son, Lucas (Agustín Silva), she finds herself increasingly at odds with their rebellious daughter, Camila (Andrea García-Huidobro). Years of hard and unrelenting work have begun to take their toll on Raquel, and Mundo decides she could use some help; he hires a young au pair, Mercedes (Mercedes Villanueva), to assist her, but Raquel refuses to allow anyone to usurp her role in any way, and treats the girl so horribly she soon quits. Unaware of the conflict between Raquel and Mercedes, Mundo hires an older and more experienced women to work with Raquel, Sonia (Anita Reeves), and it's not long before the two domestics are locked in a fierce battle of wills. La Nana (aka The Maid) received its American premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:October 16, 2009

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards Sebastián Silva Best Foreign Film 2009 Nominee

Cast

Catalina Saavedra
as Raquel
Claudia Celedón
as Pilar Valdes
Mariana Loyola
as Lucy
Andrea García-Huidobro
as Camila
Alejandro Goic
as Mundo Valdes
Agustin Silva
as Lucas Valdes
Anita Reeves
as Sonia
Mercedes Villanueva
as Mercedes
Delfina Guzman
as Abuela
Luis Wigdorsky
as Papá de Lucy

Crew

Sebastián Silva
Director
Gregorio González
Producer
Pedro Peirano
Screenwriter
Sebastián Silva
Screenwriter
Sergio Armstrong
Cinematographer
Danielle Fillios
Editor
Pablo Gonzalez
Art Director
Edgar San Juan
Co-producer
Issa Guerra
Co-producer
Sebastian Sanchez Amunategui
Co-producer
Gregorio González
Executive Producer
Roberto Espinoza
Sound/Sound Designer
Cristina Aburto
Casting Director
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