The Maid

Synopsis: The story of how a maid called Raquel, who has worked for over 20 years in one affluent Chilean household, rediscovers herself. La Nana is a microcosm of Latin social hierarchy while also focusing on one woman's journey to free herself from a mental servitude of her own making
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Sebastián Silva
Production: Elephant Eye Films
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 34 wins & 21 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

Dad, she's not my girlfriend,

What's up?

OK, I'll give you more ice cream,

Mundo, please!

He spilled it all over himself again,

Dammit, Camila,

You always drop everything!

Mom, Lucas keeps bossing me,

I'm not going to clean up

after something I didn't do,

Mom, I want a Playstation 3,

No way!

That's too expensive,

and, you know, Dad...

But what do you want?

You want what? I didn't hear,

Pilar, what did he ask for?

I don't know, play... something,

Martin, don't drink all the juice,

Camila, you light the candles.

Stop whispering!

Hey, you're also whispering.

Why can't we move this along?

Here, keep it on your lap.

Here Gabriel, keep it.

Why don't we go over there?

OK, her favorite has to

get her. Go Lucas!

Go on.

Hey, Raque Raque. What's up?

Are you playing deaf?


You playing deaf?

Raquel, let's go to the dining room.

I'm not going, Lucas!

Why are you so embarrassed, Raquel?

It's just us.

I'm not embarrassed, of what?

Yeah right.

Careful Camila,

the candles are going to drip.

She doesn't want to come,

she's way too embarrassed.

Well then let's go over there,

what a drag!

Oh Camila, it's her birthday.

Come on Raquel, don't be silly!

Come on out, Raquel!

Raquel! Raquel! Raquel!

Come on, come on!

Happy Birthday to you...

Happy Birthday, dear Raquel,

Happy Birthday to you,

Happy Birthday, Raquel.

Thank you.

Happy Birthday, Raquel.

Here. Open it, don't be boring.

Raquel, if the sweater doesn't fit,

you can change it, okay?

But you ruined the surprise, that sucks!

I'll open it later.

You're getting old, Raquel!

How old are you now, 25?

You shouldn't ask a woman that.

Yes, don't be cheeky.

Sit down, please.

OK, I'll leave these here.

Who doesn't want cake?

I want cake.

Me too.

Everybody. You, sit down.

How long

have you been here, Raquel?

Over 20 years?

One year before Camila was born.

Oh, let's not calculate.

Well Raquel, we're very happy

that you're still with us.

I'm happy too, I don't know

what I'd do without these kids.

They're a lot of work, though.

You'll have to excuse me,

I have work to do.

No Raquel.

I forbid you to do the dishes now.

If I don't do them now,

I'll still have to do them later.

Fine, let's clear the table.

All right, kids. Up.

Don't hurt yourself from the effort.

Excuse me, my phone is ringing.

I'll be right back.

Yes, go!


Don't wind them up, please.

Hi Mom.

Thank you.


I have to go now,

we're celebrating with the family here.

Okay. Say hi to everyone. Bye.

Kids, don't make a mess,

I've got everything set for breakfast.

Kids! The party's over. Off to bed.

I'll put them to sleep, Mom.

Yeah, sure you will.

Shall I help you, Raquel?

You're still having those

awful headaches, huh?

It's nothing. I'm getting old, that's all.

If you're getting old, what's left for me?

Oh Raquel, you've got so much work.

I've been thinking that we could

hire someone to help you out.

No, no.

Raquel, accept that this

house is too big for you.

Oh, dear.

You can't stand anyone, can you?

You kicked Rita out.

She was a thief.

Lucas called her "the poacher."


We're going to study all night long...

so please don't vacuum

near my room too early.



It's Raquel's birthday.

Happy Birthday, Raquel.

What do you want?

Hey Camila, I've got everything

tidied up here. Get out.

But Raquel, she's starving.

Sure, since I do the cleaning.

She should eat at home.

Forget it, let's go.

No! Don't worry.

Damn it Raquel.

Do whatever you want.

And thanks for swearing at me

on my birthday.

Martin, get out!

Kids, to bed! Lucas, please.

Come on! Enough.

Let's pray.

Lucas, are you going to pray with us?

Lucas! Okay, you're tucked in.

In the name of the Father, the Son...

We're going to pray for all

who are suffering and in need.

Gabriel, what are you going

to pray for?

For the whole universe,

except for Martin and the devil.


Excuse me girls, good night.

Mom, how could you run off

like that in the kitchen?

You're crazy, really!

Oh, please!

Mom, Raquel hates me.

She's always hated me.

I'm sick of it.

Camila, how could she

hate you if she raised you?

She's very tired, that's all.

Oh Mom, you're so blind.


Good night.

Sleep well.


Don't do that to her!

But it's good for her.

I don't mind, Camila!

Lucas, get up!



Come on, Luquitas, it's late!

Hello Raquel.

How did you sleep?

Not much.

Oh dear.

Mundo, honey, wake up.

Mundo, wake up.

Thank you.

Yes ma'am?

It should be in the closet...

Okay, I'll go.

Hurry, you're going to be late.

- Bye Raque, thanks!

- Bye Lucas.

No, I want that one, Pilar.

The ones at the club are all dirty.

You could start playing a little less golf.

Hey, Pilar, I'm playing once...

Oh sh*t, close the door! Dammit Pilar!

Sorry Raquel, he's neurotic.

Raquel, please help me

find Mundo's golf shirt!

Oh thank you.

Here it is,

you didn't even look.

Okay, thanks.

Bye honey, I'm off to the university.

Pilar, don't forget about Camila!

Right. Raquel!

Please vacuum here first,

the girls need to rest.

Thanks, bye.

What's up?

Raquel! We're leaving.

Could you give us

some snacks, please?

No, it's too late,

we're out of snacks.

Forget it, let's get some

at my Mom's pastry shop.

No, we haven't run out of snacks.

I know where you hide them!

What are you talking about?

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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