A film about the lives and work of housemaids in Denmark from the turn of the century to the years just after the Second World War. The directors of the film write: »Our invisible foremothers have lived and worked for us in obscurity and have therefore not had any real history. We have talked to many women who have been in domestic service, and among them we found those who have taken part in the film. Their stories are very different, because domestic service was a wide concept, and every situation formed a world of its own. A running commentary on what these women have to relate is provided by contemporary documentary and feature film sequences, likewise still photos and drawings and clippings from newspapers and magazines.«
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