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In truth, there is no logical reason why these two individuals from wildly divergent social backgrounds should even be expected to get along at all. Certainly, Dora has every reason to resent Beba for her privilege, her rank and the often imperious manner in which she treats her. Yet, in her own way, the stoic, taciturn Dora comes to pity Beba for the hard times, both financially and emotionally, that the previously pampered woman suddenly finds herself going through. Indeed, things get so bad for Beba that she is forced to sell virtually everything she owns to keep herself afloat, and even has to humiliate herself by trading merchandise for food in a second-rate cafeteria. In addition, Beba's grown daughter wants to play as little a part in her mother`s life as possible.Read more ›
Ms. Aleandro played the mother in the enjoyable Ricardo Darín film, Son of the Bride. One of my favorite films - in which the Argentine economic crisis again plays a significant backdrop - is Nine Queens ("Nueve Reinas") That's Darín yet again, along with a poker-faced Gastón Pauls. What else to say about that film (tough to even start without babbling and giving away key plot lines) except that it's writer/director Fabián Bielinsky's masterpiece.
Mrs. Beba lives a wealthy lifestyle, until now, and has employed Dora, a 51 year old live-in maid for nearly 30 years. Upon opening of the story, we recognize that Mrs. Beba, tries to keep up a front about her economic demise, but Dora has not been paid for a long time. As the movie progresses, we read more into the social status of the once-wealthy Mrs. Beba, selling things, drinking, going downhill, including in appearance. But Dora must make the break, even as she finally gets some payment and she searches for other work. Her home life includes her boyfriend, a lazy handyman who attempts for install a new floor in Dora's shanty home, but it remains incomplete.
Mrs. Beba has an ex-husband who she tries to resolve financial issues and borrow money from. Included in her family is a long-lost daughter who hasn't called, but when she does, she is more comfortable speaking with Dora, the maid. Mrs. Beba and Dora have an enduring friendship, and the movie takes the viewer to another side, a surprising move toward this relationship. ......Rizzo
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An amazing story, but one that may not be as uncommon as it seems. A small story with large implications.Published 12 months ago by Janis Brodie
It had potential, but I found this film boring, silly and all the characters just unlikable. When you can't find anyone or anything to root for, the film hasn't done it's job.Published 14 months ago by Guest
Lovely slowly developing story about a woman startled to find the money drying up and no one to help her, so isolated in her life, that only her maid of 28yrs remembers &... Read morePublished 18 months ago by shoegal