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The Women on the 6th Floor -- In 1960s Paris, a conservative couple's lives are turned upside down by two Spanish maids.

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Cast

  (in credits order)

Fabrice Luchini ... Jean-Louis Joubert

Sandrine Kiberlain ... Suzanne Joubert

Natalia Verbeke ... María Gonzalez

Carmen Maura ... Concepción Ramirez

Lola Dueñas ... Carmen
Berta Ojea ... Dolores Carbalan
Nuria Solé ... Teresa
Concha Galán ... Pilar
Marie-Armelle Deguy ... Colette de Bergeret
Muriel Solvay ... Nicole de Grandcourt

Audrey Fleurot ... Bettina de Brossolette
Annie Mercier ... Mme Triboulet
Michèle Gleizer ... Germaine Bronech - la vieille bonne bretonne
Camille Gigot ... Bertrand Joubert
Jean-Charles Deval ... Olivier Joubert
Philippe Duquesne ... Gérard, l'employé du traiteur
Christine Vézinet ... Valentine
Jeupeu ... Boulard - le plombier
Vincent Nemeth ... Monsieur Armand
Philippe du Janerand ... Piquer
Patrick Bonnel ... Golmard
Laurent Claret ... Blamond
Thierry Nenez ... Le poissonnier
José Etchelus ... Le prêtre
Jean-Claude Jay ... Pelletier
Joan Massotkleiner ... Fernando
Ivan Martin Salan ... Miguel
Olivia Algazi ... Une Espagnole
Alicia Robledo Fiestas ... Une Espagnole
Patricia Morejon ... Une Espagnole
Raquel Teliet ... Une Espagnole
Charlotte Burnett ... Une Espagnole (as Anne-Charlotte Burnett)
Maria De Goyeneche ... Une Espagnole
Sophie Nicollas ... Une Espagnole

Sophie Piccioto ... Une Espagnole (as Sophie Picciotto)
Victoria Sáez ... Une Espagnole (as Victoria Saez)
Miriam Velazquez Tris ... Une Espagnole
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lauriane Escaffre ... La conférencière (uncredited)

Directed by
Philippe Le Guay 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Philippe Le Guay 
Jérôme Tonnerre 

Produced by
Etienne Comar .... producer
Philippe Rousselet .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jorge Arriagada 
 
Cinematography by
Jean-Claude Larrieu 
 
Film Editing by
Monica Coleman 
 
Casting by
Tatiana Vialle 
 
Production Design by
Pierre-François Limbosch 
 
Set Decoration by
Sabine Delouvrier 
Laura Musso 
 
Costume Design by
Christian Gasc 
 
Makeup Department
Amélie Bouilly .... makeup artist
Michèle Constantinides .... key makeup artist
Elisa Costa .... makeup artist
Marthe Faucouit .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jean-Jacques Albert .... production manager
Jacquot Clotilde .... assistant unit manager
Frederic Jupin .... post-production supervisor: Eclair Numérique
David Paté .... additional assistant unit manager
Antoine Théron .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gabrielle Hanne .... third assistant director
Joseph Rapp .... assistant director
Dylan Talleux .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Aude-Line Duliere .... second assistant art director
Geraldine Laferte .... assistant set decorator
Jessica Lamarque .... assistant decorator
Cédric Maserati .... props
Thomas Morange .... scenic painter
Christophe Offret .... property master
Edouard Pallardy .... head painter
Julie Ridremont .... painter
Olivier Wojcik .... painter
 
Sound Department
Emmanuel Croset .... sound re-recording mixer
Jacques Descomps .... sound assistant: auditorium
Vincent Guillon .... supervising sound editor
Grégory Lacroix .... assistant sound
Cyrille Lauwerier .... adr mixer
Vincent Milner .... foley artist
Michel Monier .... dolby consultant
Laurent Poirier .... sound
Hubert Teissedre .... foley recording engineer
Malo Thouément .... sound assistant
Malo Thouément .... sound re-recording boomer
 
Special Effects by
Piotr Styczen .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Olivier Blanchet .... visual effects artist
Jean-Antoine Lacolle .... digital compositor
Arnaud Ortmann .... digital artist
François Poupon .... visual effects artist
Amélie Rey .... visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Julien Andreetti .... first assistant camera: second unit
Camille de Chenay .... camera trainee
Alexandre Ferrini .... assistant camera
Bertrand Follet .... camera operator
Sarah Gouze .... electrician trainee
Thibault Grabherr .... still photographer
Perrotte Lara .... camera operator
Jean-Marie Leroy .... still photographer
Farès Messaoud .... second assistant camera
Mathieu Poudevigne .... electrician
Xavier Renaudot .... gaffer
Yannick Ressigeac .... first assistant camera
Alexandre Ricco .... grip
Daniel Traini .... generator operator
 
Casting Department
Aurélie Assié Lécroart .... extras casting assistant (as Aurélie Lécroart)
Rosa Estévez .... casting: Spanish actresses (as Rosa Estevez Ramos)
Brigitte Fourcade .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alix Descieux-Read .... wardrobe
Fabienne Margolliet .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Giulia Rodino .... assistant editor
Alex Seery .... digital cinema mastering
Philippe Tourret .... post-production coordinator
Mathilde Van de Moortel .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Orchestre Colonne .... music performed by
Laurent Petitgirard .... conductor
 
Transportation Department
Karim Ferrero .... production driver
 
Other crew
Aurélie David .... assistant script
Sylvie Koechlin .... script supervisor
André-Paul Ricci .... press attache
 

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Also Known As:
"Les femmes du 6ème étage" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
102 min | France:104 min
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Opening film and 2011 Audience Award of the 16th COLCOA "A Week of French Film Premieres in Hollywood" in April 2011.See more »
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Anachronisms: In the street, most (if not all) men wear hats, caps or Basque berets. In France, most men stopped wearing headgear in the 1950s (in cities at least). By 1960, the vast majority of men were hatless.See more »
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Friends with benefits: A Parisian Upstairs Downstairs, 31 March 2012
Author: gradyharp from United States

THE WOMEN ON THE 6TH FLOOR (Les femmes du 6ème étage) is a delightful bit of French pastiche that entertains while it also provides insight into several problems - immigration, class distinction, rich controlling poor, and the polar extremes of between the wealth and the working class. Fortunately the story as written by Jérôme Tonnerre and writer/director Philippe Le Guay takes place in the 1960s, offering the audience to glance back at period when social reforms were in the gestational phase and in doing so the film allows the comedy to reign - a fact that makes the reality eventually more poignant.

The story takes place in Paris in 1963 in an elegant neighborhood where Jean-Louis Joubert (Fabrice Luchini) is a serious but uptight stockbroker, married to Suzanne (Sandrine Kiberlain), a starchy class-conscious woman and father of two arrogant teenage boys, (Camille Gigot and Jean-Charles Deval) currently in a boarding school. Jean-Louis lives a steady yet boring life while Suanne busies herself with luncheon appointments, hair appointments, charities, etc. Jean-Louis' mother had been living with the Jouberts until her recent death and now Suzanne forces Jean-Louis to move all of the deceased woman's things to the attic on the 6th floor, an act that infuriates the longtime French maid Germaine (Michèle Gleizer) who leaves the household in disgust. Naturally everything deteriorates an Suzanne must find a new maid. She encounters Maria (Natalia Verbeke) recently immigrated from Spain, offers her a trial employment, and Maria, who becomes friends with the group of maids who live in the disgusting squalor of the 6th floor of the building: naturally these Spanish maids bond and help Maria bring the Joubert household to a state of perfection. Jean-Lois is thrilled with the new maid and discovers the other maids, hears their problems with the sewer and other poor conditions, and sets out to befriend these wonderful ladies who are living in his building : the redoubtable Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Berta Ojea, Nuria Solé, and Concha Galán. These lovely and deeply appreciative lively Spanish maids help Jean- Louis to become open to a new civilization and a new approach of life. In their company - and especially in the company of beautiful Maria - Jean-Louis will gradually become another man, a better man.

The acting is first rate, the subplots embroider the main story with fine finesse, and the sense of the transformation of one wealthy but emotionally vapid man into the loving charmer he becomes makes for a very fine comedy. The ending (three years later) is a bit vapid and cheapens the story quality, but by that time the audience is so entranced with this new vision of camaraderie that it matters little. This is a refreshing, well made, exceptionally entertaining film that boast a particularly fine cast of ensemble actors. In French and Spanish with English subtitles. Grady Harp, March 12

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