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The Maid (2005)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 18 August 2005 (Singapore)
"Every year, for thirty days during the lunar seventh month, the Chinese believe that the gates of hell are thrown open. Vengeful spirits or hungry ghosts wander among the living, seeking ... See full summary »

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Kelvin Tong

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Kelvin Tong
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Cast

Credited cast:
Alessandra de Rossi ... Rosa Dimaano
Huifang Hong ... Mrs. Teo
Benny Soh Benny Soh ... Ah Soon
Zhenwei Guan Zhenwei Guan ... Wati
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mohd Haizad Bin Imram Mohd Haizad Bin Imram ... Mailman
Griffin Chan Griffin Chan ... Accident Boy
Shucheng Chen ... Mr. Teo
Airick Chia Airick Chia ... Cyclist
Celine Chia Celine Chia ... Ghost on the Ground
Tan Ooh Chye Tan Ooh Chye ... Mahjong Player
Christina Goh Christina Goh ... Girl on bridge
Cecilia Heng Cecilia Heng ... Maid Agency Boss
Li Rong Heng Li Rong Heng ... Little Girl
Chua Swee Huang Chua Swee Huang ... Mahjong Player
Nur Awal'liyah Ja'afar Nur Awal'liyah Ja'afar ... Ester Santos
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"Every year, for thirty days during the lunar seventh month, the Chinese believe that the gates of hell are thrown open. Vengeful spirits or hungry ghosts wander among the living, seeking revenge and justice before the gates of hell are closed again for another year." The eighteen years old Rosa Dimaano arrives in Singapore from Philippines to give support to her family working as a maid in the house of the artists of a Chinese opera troupe Mr. and Mrs. Teo on the first day of the seventh month of the lunar calendar. She is welcomed by the family and introduced to their friends and their retarded son Ah-Soon. Later, Mrs. Teo advises her about their beliefs and how the dead should be respected and honored along the seventh month. However, Rosa sweeps their offer on the sidewalk breaking a basic rule and offending the spirits, and she is haunted by ghosts everywhere. When Ah-Soon calls her Esther Santos and she finds some belongings of the unknown Esther in the house, she discloses a ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Singapore

Language:

English | Teochew | Filipino | Tagalog

Release Date:

18 August 2005 (Singapore) See more »

Also Known As:

A Criada See more »

Filming Locations:

Singapore

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Budget:

SGD1,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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According to English language promotional material, this 2005 production was the first horror film produced in Singapore. See more »

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Seemed sort of like an American horror film.
20 August 2008 | by Cablebot3000See all my reviews

The maid is about a young girl who is staying with a family to help out with certain chores and such. The Lunar seventh month is here, and that means that the ghosts that get the people who are not doing the proper traditions.

This is a pretty good movie, unlike a lot of oriental horror films, it didn't have a lot of the weird girl with the long black hair coloring her face. It sort a more American feel to it. Lots of surprises, lots of ghosts, and a lot of running away from them. However, the movie works,and has some nice twists. The acting is pretty good, and the setting and location was nicely done. Pretty good movie. I rate it 6/10. (my rating)rated PG-13 for intense violence/terror and disturbing images, and some sexual content


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