The second mother

The second mother

Que horas ela volta?

DVD - 2016 | Portuguese
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The story centers on Val, a hard-working live-in housekeeper in modern-day Sao Paulo. Val is perfectly content to take care of every one of her wealthy employers' needs, from cooking and cleaning to being a surrogate mother to their teenage son, who she has raised since he was a toddler. But when Val's estranged daughter Jessica shows up, the unspoken but intrinsic class barriers that exist within the home are thrown into disarray.
Publisher: New York, NY : Oscilloscope Laboratories, 2016
Copyright Date: ©2015
Branch Call Number: DVDF SECON
Characteristics: video file,DVD video
digital,optical,5.1 surround & stereo
1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Que horas ela volta?


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Jan 28, 2018

A very enjoyable film. Well acted and a great story.

This presents a different take on being a mother and earning a living. I was not sure if this was a cultural thing - but the fact that a mother would leave her young daughter for 10 years to go be a caregiver far away for someone else's child seems unusual. I had trouble accepting this premise. Is it common in Portugal? Was it common at some time? Or is this just one woman's way of dealing with her life?

AL_LESLEY Mar 29, 2017

An excellent film highlighting the divide between those who are served and those who serve.

Oct 11, 2016

A wonderfully lighthearted comedy that manages to skewer middle-class foibles without the usual vitriol and sarcasm. In the role of Val, Regina Casé delivers pure comedy gold!

Jun 18, 2016

good depiction of the intergenerational mis/understanding of not stepping out of your 'station' in the server society. chilling use of the words 'almost a part'...

this is Brazil - but it could be anywhere where the wealthy rely on the invisibility of servants.

Apr 23, 2016

A good film about the class system in Brazil; well-acted.

Mar 27, 2016

This is a quiet film with warmth and unexpected humor. Regina Case is superlative.

d2013 Mar 03, 2016

A quiet kind of movie until Jessica, the housekeeper's daughter, comes and stirs things up. Good film!

Feb 26, 2016

A nice story about mothers love - it think it was a great film


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