Diary of a Chambermaid (1964)
At first, I thought the film was on the basis of a highly ironic title- Jeanne Moreau’s maid was given no real path of expression or individuality, overpowered by those above her in social ranking. But then it developed, a film microcosmic illustration of the deviancy of both the upper middle class and those lower, the servants. Servants discuss a national revolution that will result in the disappearance of lies and betrayal yet they uphold dishonesty in their own lives.
Upper/middle class frigidity, murder, rape, deception, poison, working class revolt.