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The Maids (1975)

'The Maids' was one of Jean Genet's most outstanding plays representing the avant-garde of French playwriting when it was written in 1946. On the surface the film is about two maids of a wealthy Parisian woman, who resentful of their servitude dream of their escape and their revenge on Madame. But with wonderful high rhetoric where Genet turns evil into a sort of religious ecstasy, both the maids and their mistress are shown to be caught up in whirligigs of false illusions and inaccessible desires, which ultimately end in tragedy.

IMDB: 6.41 Likes

  • Genre: Drama | Romance
  • Quality: 720p
  • Size: 864.05M
  • Resolution: 1280*720 / 23.976 fpsfps
  • Language: English 2.0  
  • Run Time: 95
  • IMDB Rating: 6.4/10 
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The Synopsis for The Maids (1975) 720p

'The Maids' was one of Jean Genet's most outstanding plays representing the avant-garde of French playwriting when it was written in 1946. On the surface the film is about two maids of a wealthy Parisian woman, who resentful of their servitude dream of their escape and their revenge on Madame. But with wonderful high rhetoric where Genet turns evil into a sort of religious ecstasy, both the maids and their mistress are shown to be caught up in whirligigs of false illusions and inaccessible desires, which ultimately end in tragedy.


The Director and Players for The Maids (1975) 720p

[Director]Christopher Miles
[Role:]Susannah York
[Role:]Vivien Merchant
[Role:]Glenda Jackson


The Reviews for The Maids (1975) 720p


One of the best movies i have ever seenReviewed bylinda-glassVote: 10/10

Jean Genet is a genius storyteller who pulls us in from the beginning, the way the characters play off of one another is brilliant, wonderful acting to boot. Don't miss it!

Sins of the sistersReviewed byTheLittleSongbirdVote: 7/10

Whether one enjoys 'The Maids' is perhaps dependent on whether you're familiar with Jean Genet's play and what if familiar your thoughts on it are. Personally think that the play is an interesting one for its atmosphere and characterisation, but am never going to see it as one of my favourites. It is one of those plays that is going to divide people. The cast also drew me into seeing 'The Maids', having liked Susannah York and especially Glenda Jackson (loved in her case) in other things.

Despite the rating as of now here indicating otherwise, to me 'The Maids' is actually one of the better entries in the uneven American Film Theatre series. It is not my definition of a masterpiece by any stretch and like most films in the series one can tell that it is adapted from stage. But the cast are as good as one can get and the atmosphere is handled very well and faithfully. So yeah it is recommended, while not considering it a must see.

As was just said, 'The Maids' can feel somewhat stagebound. Evident in moments of dull pacing, an at times too confined setting and not always feeling opened up enough.

Especially early on. The dialogue rambles at times.

Like all the other films in the series, the best component is the acting. Jackson and York go at their roles full throttle and give hair-raising performances. Particularly Jackson. Their chemistry is dynamite, essential in making an adaptation of 'The Maids' work. One also mustn't overlook Vivien Merchant, anybody who loved her performance in 'The Homecoming' (speaking as one of those people) earlier in the series will love her formidable yet nuanced performance here.

The film is atmospherically shot and generally the setting is alive in colour and atmosphere. The score is suitably haunting without being melodramatic. The dialogue has its fair share of chills and tension, unashamedly melodramatic but it works within the story. Despite staginess, 'The Maids' nails the mood of the play, something 'Three Sisters' for example (another example of a mood driven play) struggled to do so. The character writing for the three leads is as rich and hard hittinh as ought.

Overall, well done and deserving of more credit. 7/10.

Maid Better than MostReviewed byProf_LostiswitzVote: 10/10

The Maids is one of the great stage classics of the XX century, and this 1974 version does it full justice. American Film Theatre was an attempt to bring stage to screen; I had previously seen only one of their efforts, Rhinoceros, which was ruined by an attempt to shift the setting from France to America.

The Maids doesn't make that mistake; the setting is ostentatiously, gorgeously French. Glenda Jackson and Susannah York have British accents, but this still maintains the European feel of the piece...and their acting is superb. Their ability to project histrionics at just the right moment brings to life what would otherwise be a stagebound snooze. The exquisite composition of colours and textures in the apartment also makes for compelling viewing.

The story concerns two psychotic and resentful maids who hatch a variety of fantastic plots for killing Madame, their employer. Also, the have a ceremony which involves one of them dressing up as Madame and tormenting the other; it is obvious that there is a vast pool of venom underneath the surface pretence of kindness and consideration shown by Madame.

The dialogue is ritualized and stylized, almost like Shakespearean blank verse - one would expect no less from Jean Genet, who was like Shakespeare in many ways. You have to be willing to like prose-poetry, but it's worth giving it a chance.

I'm convinced that the play was a major influence on Fassbinder's "Petra von Kant"; that movie is reckoned to be a classic, but this one is even better, so more people should check it out.

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