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The Maids
Drama
 
 
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.~ Andrea LeVasseur, All Movie Guide Rated PG .
Cast: Glenda Jackson, Susannah York, Mark Burns, Vivien Merchant
Produced by: Ben Baker
Directed by: Christopher Miles
Written by: Jean Genet, Robert Enders
Running time: 1hr 35min
Opens: Apr 21, 1975 NY
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