Claire and Solange are housemaids to the Madame.
In her absence, they carry out a role-playing game in which they strangle their mistress. These two humiliated and oppressed women dare to demonstrate power and rehearse an uprising: the female chutzpah with which the maids of the Dumanlé company are portrayed is humorous and disturbing, making a reversal of circumstances seem possible in the audience’s minds. The women take the ﬂoor as a metaphor for a post-colonialist and feminist emancipation in Africa that points to global power relations far beyond the African continent.
20. and 21. January 2019, Thalia Gaußstraße
In French with German surtitles