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Release Date: 2000

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary
Two sisters (Sylvie Testud, Julie-Marie Parmentier) with no apparent motive kill their employer and her daughter in 1933 France.

Cast: Sylvie Testud, Julie-Marie Parmentier, Isabelle Renauld, Dominique Labourier, Jean-Gabriel Nordmann, Marie Donnio, François Levantal

Director: Jean-Pierre Denis

Genres: Docudrama

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Denis' slow, deliberate style shuns typical suspense techniques, relying instead on something far more effective: a stunning performance by Testud. show more

  • Lucidity, austerity and quiet compassion are peculiar virtues to ascribe to a movie about a horrific real-life murder case, but those are among the best qualities of Jean-Pierre Denis' Murderous Maids. show more

  • Director Jean-Pierre Denis doesn't explore psychological motives, which are, finally, unknowable. What he accomplishes in his chilling, unnerving film is a double portrait of two young women whose lives were as claustrophic, suffocating and chilly as the attics to which they were inevitably consigned. show more

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