The Career of a Chambermaid

The Career of a Chambermaid

This homage to Italy’s “White Telephone” films (sophisticated comedy-dramas revolving around working-class girls) of the 1930s gives Agostina Belli her best role – going from chambermaid to prostitute to singer to film-star to mistress of ‘Il Duce’! – for which she received a special David Di Donatello award, the Italian equivalent of the Oscar. Incidentally, the English title evokes memories of Octave Mirbeau’s ‘scandalous’ novel “Diary Of A Chambermaid” – thrice brought to the screen (in Hollywood in 1946 by Frenchman Jean Renoir, in France in 1964 by Spaniard Luis Bunuel and in 1974, typically as a sexploitationer, by prolific “Euro-Cult” exponent Jess Franco: the latter being the only one I haven’t watched and don’t own in any form). At other points in the narrative, the film also reminded me of A STAR IS BORN (itself filmed several times) and BELLE DE JOUR (1967), Bunuel’s celebrated classy treatment of prostitution…

This homage to Italy’s “White Telephone” films (sophisticated comedy-dramas revolving around working-class girls) of the 1930s gives Agostina Belli her best role – going from chambermaid to prostitute to singer to film-star to mistress of ‘Il Duce’! – for which she received a special David Di Donatello award, the Italian equivalent of the Oscar. Incidentally, the English title evokes memories of Octave Mirbeau’s ‘scandalous’ novel “Diary Of A Chambermaid” – thrice brought to the screen (in Hollywood in 1946 by Frenchman Jean Renoir, in France in 1964 by Spaniard Luis Bunuel and in 1974, typically as a sexploitationer, by prolific “Euro-Cult” exponent Jess Franco: the latter being the only one I haven’t watched and don’t own in any form). At other points in the narrative, the film also reminded me of A STAR IS BORN (itself filmed several times) and BELLE DE JOUR (1967), Bunuel’s celebrated classy treatment of prostitution… . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki

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Nick M (mx) wrote: Two stars for what is probably the most unintentionally hilarious horror movie to ever grace DVD: it's terrible; it's appalling; it's barmy; it's a wonder it ever made it past the drawing board. Two stars is too much for it, and yet I love it.

Andres V (jp) wrote: Lo de Trapero y lo de Benicio es psimo, el resto de cortos medio interesan pero en general son todos malos, da como la sensacin de que fueron a la isla solo por el ron y las jineteras y en el tiempo libre intentaron hacer algo.

Alexander E (ru) wrote: hilarious. A great family film. Will Ferrell and Brad Pitt put up tons of laughs, and the others involved formed an awesome story around the main characters.

(it) wrote: I thought this movie was cool. Great action and dramatic scenes. The music is awesome. The twist in the movie is great! The ending of the movie had me at the edge of my seat. Sad ending but overall a really good movie.

Ludwig M (ru) wrote: una de las mejores peliculas de Nicole kidman y Tom cruise..muy buena historia.

Anna (gb) wrote: Okay, so I'm like a little kid at heart - what's wrong with wanting to see a cartoon movie?

Allan C (us) wrote: Solid cop action/drama. The story is pretty average, but James Woods elevates the film to something more interesting than the script deserves. I remember thinking when I first watched the film when it was originally released that it seemed odd and kind of anti-climactic that when Woods finally faces down the serial killer, that it was also the first time the audience had seen the killer. I remember thinks this simply did not work dramatically, but then "Seven" did the same thing about ten years later and absolutely pulled it off with the great Kevin Spacey, so who knows.

Joshua H (ru) wrote: It is tragic that this little gem is overlooked as it is a brilliantly-written, well-acted, and bittersweet film about people looking for a higher purpose in life. The greatest strength of the film is that I cared for the characters and truly wanted them to succeed. This is one of the best films ever made and I hope that more people see this. Magical!

Lilian W (nl) wrote: Here's looking at you, kid

Larry Y (au) wrote: does this even exist?

aaron w (jp) wrote: beside from it's somewhat stupid ending sing Street is damn great