R | | Drama
A year in the life of a middle-class family's maid in Mexico City in the early 1970s.
The scene at the 35 minute mark where the mother watches her husband drive away as a band marches down the street is a reference to the climax of Mexican Golden Age film Enamorada (1946) where soldiers march down a street and the main character played by María Félix sees her love interest leave town. Interestingly, that scene is a reference to Morocco (1930), where Marlene Dietrich's love interest leaves town in a similar fashion.
I like being dead.
In the beginning of the film when the family is having dinner. The dinner plates they are using are of the "Flor de Otoño" pattern manufactured by Santa Anita, they started operations in 1991.
The closing credits end with "Shantih Shantih Shantih," the conclusion to every mantra in the Upanishads, a collection of 108 Hindu scriptures. "Shantih" was referenced several times in Alfonso Cuarón's earlier film, Children of Men (2006).
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