The Maids

The Maids

Director: Christopher Miles Cast: Glenda Jackson
Glenda Jackson
, Susannah York
Susannah York
, Vivien Merchant
Vivien Merchant
Christopher Miles
The Maids

The Maids

Director: Christopher Miles Cast: Glenda Jackson
Glenda Jackson
, Susannah York
Susannah York
, Vivien Merchant
Vivien Merchant
Christopher Miles

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Overview

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 Madame passionately enough to plot her murder. During a particularly intense game of play, Claire accidentally drinks the poison that was meant for the Madame. The Maids is part of producer Ely Landau's American Film Theatre Series, which ran in select theaters from 1973-1975. In 2003, all 14 films in the series were given a wide release on home video from Kino International.


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Product Details

Release Date: 06/19/2018
UPC: 0738329229689
Original Release: 1975
Rating: PG
Source: Kino Classics
Region Code: A
Time: 1:34:00
Sales rank: 38,445

Special Features

Interview with director Christopher Miles (29 min.); Interview with Edie Landau; "Ely Landau: In Fron of the Camera," a promotional film for the American Film Theatre; Gallery of trailers for the American Film Theatre

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Glenda Jackson Solange
Susannah York Claire
Vivien Merchant Madame
Mark Burns Monsieur

Technical Credits
Christopher Miles Director,Screenwriter
Robert Enders Producer,Screenwriter
Laurie Johnson Score Composer
Robert Jones Art Director
Douglas Slocombe Cinematographer
Peter Tanner Editor

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