La Servante Aimante (1996)

Genres - Drama, Historical Film  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 166 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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After many years of service to her aged employer Ottavio, widowed servant Coraline leaves to take care of Ottavio's son Florindo whom Ottavio's second wife booted out to insure that her son Lelio would inherit Ottavio's fortune. As the story for this drama is set in 1700s, Coraline's moving in with Florindo causes scandal even though it is all innocent and their relationship is purely platonic. Ignoring the gossip, Coraline continues with her plan to insure that Florindo gets his just inheritance by marrying him off. She also secretly schemes to expose Ottavio's gold-digging wife. The story is based on a play by mid-18th century playwright Carlo Goldoni.

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employer/employee, inheritance, scandal, widow/widower