) is an Argentine
and Spanish drama film
, written and directed by Jorge Gaggero
. In Spain it is also known as Señora Beba
. It was executive produced by Aqua Films
' Verónica Cura
. The picture features Norma Aleandro
, Norma Argentina
, among others.
The drama is set in Buenos Aires
during the early 2000s economic crisis. It tells of the relationship between Beba, a spoiled, temperamental member of the Argentina upper middle class (Norma Aleandro
), and her longtime maid, Dora (Norma Argentina
). Both are in their 50's.
Beba used to be a well-to-do socialite but Argentina's economic crisis has left here with almost nothing. She is then forced to sell beauty products door-to-door.
Dora came to Buenos Aires during her teenage years from the Chaco Province
to work as a full-time maid at Beba's apartment. Since then she has slowly worked to build a house in one of the towns outside Buenos Aires.Dora, however, is unable to complete the construction of her house because Beba owes her six months pay. Dora, tired of listening to Beba's promises of payment, is now determined to resign. Beba asks her for more time to get the money together and Dora accepts. During this period Beba tries to use the confidence of Dora and discourages her from venturing into a new phase of her life.
Finally, Dora leaves the apartment to live with Miguel, her boyfriend, at her new home. Meanwhile, at Beba's apartment, the power and telephone services are cut... Read More