Scene from the film You Are Served
Scene from the film You Are Served
Scene from the film You Are Served
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You Are Served

  • Belgium
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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.


  • Original Title
    Vous êtes servis
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Jorge León
  • Cinematography
    Jorge León
  • Editing
    Marie-Hélène Mora
  • Sound
    Quentin Jacques, Abdi Kusuma Surbakti
  • Runtime
    59 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Belgium
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
      • Dérives A.S.B.L
      • Quai de Gaulle 13
      • 4020 Liège
      • Belgium
      • tel: +32 4 3424 939
      • fax: +32 4 3426 698
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  • 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 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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