The Maids (1975)


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Directed by Christopher Miles, The Maids is a 1974 film version of the play by French absurdist writer Jean Genet. Solange (Glenda Jackson) and Claire (Susannah York) are two sisters who work as servants for a strict Madame (Vivian Merchant). When Madame and Monsieur (Mark Burns) leave the house, the two women enact dramatic role playing games. To get out their sexual frustrations against their boss and each other, they alternate the parts of master and servant. They both love and hate the … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Robert Enders, Jean Genet
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 1, 2003
The American Film Theatre



as Solange

as Claire

as Monsieur

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