A true story of shocking violence catapults a picturesque little town into history. The close sibling relationship between the two maids takes on a new dimension as their overbearing employer (Julie Walters) discovers a sexual fever between the two sisters.
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With sparkles of theater, and so many solutions of true cinema, this is the fantastic result of the work of four amazing actresses and a great director, in a pretty strong feminist tale. All the nuances floating around psychological investigation and social criticism are so finely created and conducted by Nancy Meckler that it makes the film a work of art that deserves to be more remembered than it is.
Effective drama about forbidden love highlighted by impressive acting as Jodie May and Joely Richardson are fantastic as the sisters who only find comfort in their small moments together while they have to slave for their masters and their relationship feels believable when it turns into pure obsession. Julie Walters also make an impression as the madame of the house who trigger the girls into one unspeakable crime.