Diary of a Chambermaid

15 yrs 96 minutes 2015 5.5

This remake, based on the 20th century novel with the same name, has the chambermaid Célestine (Léa Seydoux) as the main character. She has moved from one job to another, usually with a reputation for being "difficult". Finally, she is sent to the countryside, to a mansion in Normandy in northern France. Her new employment is a trial: Her new master approaches her sexually while the sadistic mistress demands total obedience and does not stand for the least of mistakes. But the intelligent Celestine is not completely powerless and plays the upper class members with finesse. At the same time, she is slave to her own feelings when she takes an interest in the elderly custodian Joseph. Under his leadership, they plan a heist which will at the same time be a burn for their wealthy masters.

The film is not playable outside of Sweden
Category: Feature film
Genre: Drama
Director: Benoît Jacquot
Actor: Léa Seydoux, Vincent Lindon, Clotilde Mollet
Country: France
Language: French