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The Women on the 6th Floor -- Set in 1960s Paris, Jean-Louis lives a quiet life with his neurotic socialite wife Suzanne. However, the couple's world is turned upside-down when they hire María, a Spanish maid who introduces Jean-Louis to an alternative reality on the building's sixth floor servants' quarters. This hilarious culture clash comedy has an all-star international cast that will leave you wanting more!
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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  (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:
Colomba Marchetti ... Une espagnole
Jean Yves Morel ... Himself - Host
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
Jean-Marie Leroy .... still photographer
Farès Messaoud .... second assistant camera
Lara Perrotte .... camera operator (as Perrotte Lara)
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
Aude Humblet .... colorist
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
Andrew P. Kirkham .... dvd producer [gb]
Sylvie Koechlin .... script supervisor
André-Paul Ricci .... press attache

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Also Known As:
"Les femmes du 6e étage" - France (original title)
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102 min | France:104 min
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Did You Know?

Philippe Le Guay took inspiration from his own childhood. His father was a stockbroker like Jean-Louis Joubert in the film and he himself had a Spanish maid.See more »
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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Itsy Bitsy Petit BikiniSee more »


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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
It's not a must see, but you may spend the 104 minutes worse., 15 April 2012
Author: amucomm ( from Austin, Texas, USA

Set in 1962 in Paris, this French/Spanish movie is lighthearted comedy- romance, with some subtle social economic undertones. On one side there is Jean-Louis Joubert (greatly played by Fabrice Luchini) and his neurotic wife, Suzanne (Sandrine Kiberlain), members of the upscale Bourgeoisie, with two sons that are away in boarding school. After their old maid quits/gets fired, Maria Gonzalez (Natalia Verbeke) gets hired. With her sheer presence and pride, she starts unraveling the social order in this huge apartment complex in Paris. All the laborers (maids) live in small garrets (mansards) under the roof (on the 6th floor) of the building in less than acceptable conditions. Monsieur Joubert, who has lived in this building all his life, as his parents and grandparents have, suddenly starts to realize the "joie de vivre" of all the Spanish domestics who keep the "dead society" on the floors below them tidy and organized. Even with the social undertones, the movie is funny, light, easy digestible even with the subtitles, in case you don't speak French and/or Spanish.

It's not a must see, but you may spend the 104 minutes worse.

I'll give it 3.5 out of 5 stars.

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