The Maid

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  • NR
  • 2005
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 5.7  (1,306)

The Maid, a 2005 Singaporean horror film directed by Kelvin Tong, tells the story of Rosa Dimaano (Alessandra de Rossi), a Filipino maid who goes to Singapore to work for a wealthy Chinese family. As Rosa settles into her new job, strange things start happening in the house, and she begins to experience supernatural events. Despite her faith in Christianity, Rosa sees apparitions of a female ghost, who appears in front of her and tries to communicate with her. As the haunting intensifies, Rosa becomes increasingly disturbed and afraid. Her employers, Mr. and Mrs. Teo (played by Benny Soh and Huifang Hong), seem oblivious to the presence of the ghost and dismiss Rosa's claims as paranoia.

As the days pass, Rosa discovers that the ghost is the spirit of Ah Soon, a former maid who committed suicide in the house 50 years ago. Ah Soon begins to haunt Rosa and reveal dark secrets about the Teo family that they have kept hidden for decades.

As Rosa becomes more entangled in the ghost's mission, she finds herself at risk of becoming Ah Soon's next victim. With the help of her boyfriend (played by Chen Shucheng), who is also a fellow maid in Singapore, Rosa tries to unravel the mystery surrounding the Teos and their dark past.

The Maid offers a unique and gripping take on the ghost horror genre by exploring the complexities of relationships between maids and their employers in contemporary Singapore. The film raises important questions about power dynamics, cultural clashes, and social injustices that Filipino domestic workers face in Singapore.

Alessandra de Rossi's compelling portrayal of Rosa adds emotional depth and nuance to the character, who embodies the struggles and resilience of Filipino domestic workers in the face of adversity. Huifang Hong and Benny Soh deliver convincing performances as the cold and manipulative Teo family, who value their reputation and wealth over the welfare of their employees.

The Maid also features stunning cinematography that captures the eerie and ominous atmosphere of the Teo family mansion. The use of dark and muted colors, as well as symbolic imagery, creates a haunting and unsettling atmosphere that helps to build tension and enhance the film's overall sense of dread.

Kelvin Tong's direction and screenplay bring a fresh perspective to the horror genre, infusing The Maid with social commentary and emotional resonance. Through Rosa's journey, the film exposes the exploitation and mistreatment of domestic workers, while also highlighting the power of empathy, solidarity, and community.

In conclusion, The Maid is a must-watch for horror fans who seek a haunting and thought-provoking film that transcends the genre's conventions. With its exceptional cast, beautiful cinematography, and meaningful themes, The Maid is a cinematic gem that will stay with you long after the credits roll.

The Maid is a 2005 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.7.

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    1 hr 33 min
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    5.7  (1,306)