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A beautifully observed and darkly comic satire of domestic politics and class tensions in Chile, The Maid marks director Sebastian Silva as a major new talent of world cinema. Raquel (brilliantly played by Catalina Saavedra) has served the Valdes family for 23 years and harbours the illusion that she is a member of the family. But she can barely conceal her bitterness towards her employer's prickly eldest daughter and they frequently clash, leading the family to worry about Raquel's workload. When they hire additional help, Raquel becomes frantic that her ambiguous place in the family under threat and she employs evermore childish antics to sabotage each new employee.