You Are Served

Direction
Year
2009
Country
  • Belgium
Duration
59min
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Subtitles

Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 2009. In a recruitment Centre, women undergo training to become maids. They learn how to use a microwave, how to be polite, their future employer’s language and stamina at work. Tens of thousands of them leave each month for Asia or the Middle East in the hope of bringing a better salary back home. But hope sometimes turns into a nightmare: overworked and mistreated, they are reduced to a state of slavery. Their stories lie behind the domestic function for which they were trained, revealed in looks, words, laughter and shocking silence.

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  • Original title
    Vous êtes servis
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Jorge León
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Jorge León
  • Editing
    Marie-Hélène Mora
  • Sound
    Quentin Jacques, Abdi Kusuma Surbakti
  • Duration
    59 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2009
  • Country
    • Belgium
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
      • Dérives A.S.B.L
      • Quai de Gaulle 13
      • 4020 Liège
      • Belgium
      • tel: +32 4 3424 939
      • fax: +32 4 3426 698
      • e-mail: derives@skynet.be
  • Distribution
  • Awards
    • Special Mention Festival Cinéma du Réel Paris 2010
    • Special Jury Award FIFE (Festival International du Film sur l’Environnement) Paris 2010
    • Award (Restitution du Travail Contemporain) Festival Filmer le Travail/ Poitiers 2010

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