|aThe maid|cOscilloscope Pictures ; written and directed by Sebastian Silva.|h[videorecording] /
|aTaipei :|bDistributed by Gold Typhoon,|cc2010.
|a1 videodisc (96 min.) :|bsd., col. ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aOriginally released as a motion picture in 2009.
|aCatalina Saavedra, Claudia Celedón, Alejandro Goic, Andrea García-Huidobro, Mariana Loyola.
|aRaquel has worked as a housemaid for an upper-class Santiago, Chile, family for 23 years. On Raquel's 41st birthday, Pilar Valdez and family force the sullen, withdrawn maid to emerge from her kitchen sanctum and join the family for a celebration, but her discomfort is as strong as the family's need to acknowledge their awkward dependence on her. Raquel becomes unable to care for the house alone and new help is hired, which throws her into a jealous frenzy. The home soon becomes the stage for Raquel's darkly comedic tricks as she drives away anyone trying to take her place.