Good Madam (2021)
July 14, 2022 12:28 PM - Subscribe

Tsidi is forced to moved in with her estranged mother, a live-in domestic worker caring obsessively for her catatonic white 'Madam' in the wealthy Cape Town suburbs.

Ranked 88% at Rotten Tomatoes, Good Madam uses a familiar genre framework to address issues of racism and classism.

"Matching familiar genre tropes to a particular national malaise, it pulls off a fine balance of universal resonance and cultural specificity" -Guy Lodge Variety

"[Good Madam] is a masterclass in how horror can speak to race and inequality, set in a world of servitude presented as a terrifying, powerful and unrelentingly enduring mode of postcolonial possession."-Alexandra Heller-Nicholas AWFJ Women on Film

Currently streaming on Shudder.
posted by miss-lapin (1 comment total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
This is a verrrrrry slow burn and honestly it's never really scary, but it is unsettling. Some of the sound design gorgeous, but it does forget a little bit to deliver some actual horror at some point. Overall though if you're into a slow burn atmospheric movie that also addresses social issues, you should give it a try.
posted by miss-lapin at 12:35 PM on July 14


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