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Les femmes du 6e étage (2010)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 7 October 2011 (USA)
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In 1960s Paris, a conservative couple's lives are turned upside down by two Spanish maids.

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Philippe Le Guay
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fabrice Luchini ... Jean-Louis Joubert
Sandrine Kiberlain ... Suzanne Joubert
Natalia Verbeke ... María Gonzalez
Carmen Maura ... Concepción Ramirez
Lola Dueñas ... Carmen
Berta Ojea Berta Ojea ... Dolores Carbalan
Nuria Solé Nuria Solé ... Teresa
Concha Galán Concha Galán ... Pilar
Marie-Armelle Deguy Marie-Armelle Deguy ... Colette de Bergeret
Muriel Solvay Muriel Solvay ... Nicole de Grandcourt
Audrey Fleurot ... Bettina de Brossolette
Annie Mercier Annie Mercier ... Mme Triboulet
Michèle Gleizer Michèle Gleizer ... Germaine Bronech - la vieille bonne bretonne
Camille Gigot Camille Gigot ... Bertrand Joubert
Jean-Charles Deval Jean-Charles Deval ... Olivier Joubert
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Paris, in the early 1960s. Jean-Louis Joubert is a serious but uptight stockbroker, married to Suzanne, a starchy class-conscious woman and father of two arrogant teenage boys, currently in a boarding school. The affluent man lives a steady yet boring life. At least until, due to fortuitous circumstances, Maria, the charming new maid at the service of Jean-Louis' family, makes him discover the servants' quarter on the sixth floor of the luxury building he owns and lives in. There live a crowd of lively Spanish maids who will help Jean-Louis to open to a new civilization and a new approach of life. In their company - and more precisely in the company of beautiful Maria - Jean-Louis will gradually become another man, a better man. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Country:

France

Language:

French | Spanish

Release Date:

7 October 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Las mujeres del 6° piso See more »

Filming Locations:

Chinchón, Madrid, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,636, 9 October 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$719,601, 24 June 2012
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Opening film and 2011 Audience Award of the 16th COLCOA "A Week of French Film Premieres in Hollywood" in April 2011. See more »

Goofs

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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Referenced in Paris-Manhattan (2012) See more »

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Limosna de Amores
Manuel L. Quiroga (as Miguel Manuel Lopez Quiroga)
Rafael de León (as Rafael De Leon Arias De Saavedra)
Antonio Quintero (as Antonio Quintero Ramirez)
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(P) Vendome Production 2010
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Delightful Fight of Classes
2 October 2012 | by Claudio CarvalhoSee all my reviews

In the 60's, in Paris, the middle-aged stockbroker Jean-Louis Joubert (Fabrice Luchini) is an uptight man that lives with his wife snobbish wife Suzanne (Sandrine Kiberlain) on the first floor of a building that belongs to him. Jean-Louis and Suzanne live a boring life and they have two arrogant sons in a boarding school.

When their maid quits the job, they hire the charming Spanish maid María Gonzalez (María Gonzalez) and Jean-Louis is introduced to a joyful Spanish community of maids on the 6th floor of his building. Jean-Louis learns about the Spanish costumes and improves the lives of the immigrants with minor support in their live condition. He also rekindles his own life with Maria and her friends. But when Maria unexpectedly returns to Spanish, Jean-Louis rethinks his life and values.

"Les Femmes du 6ème Étage" is a delightful romantic comedy based on the fight of classes and cultural differences between the French upper class and the Spanish immigrants in the early 60's in Paris. I loved this film, the cast, the direction, the characters and specially the lovely smile and look of María Gonzalez. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "As Mulheres do 6o Andar" ("The Women of the 6th Floor")


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