LES FEMMES DU 6ÈME ÉTAGE
THE WOMEN ON THE 6TH FLOOR

DIRECTOR
Philippe Le Guay

SCREENPLAY
Philippe Le Guay & Jérôme Tonnerre

CAST
Jean-Louis Joubert: Fabrice Luchini
Suzanne Joubert: Sandrine Kiberlain
Concepción Ramirez: Carmen Maura
María Gonzalez: Natalia Verbeke

AWARDS
Best Supporting Actress, Carmen Maura – César Awards (2012)

GENRE
Comedy

DISTRIBUTOR
Strand Releasing

RUNNING TIME 104’
PRODUCTION France, 2010
RATING Not Rated
GAUGE 35mm, DCP, HDcam,
Digibeta, Blu-ray, DVD

 

“More charitably, Jean-Louis comes across as a child of circumstance who became a man of property and then its prisoner and then something else altogether. He should have been insufferable and, intentionally or not, he’s not entirely likable and even little creepy, which makes him more interesting. Mr. Luchini, with his caughtin- the-headlights stare and a toothy smile that seems welcoming and worried, ensures that he’s irresistible.”
Manohla Dargis, The New York Times.

A Parisian captain of industry learns that there’s much more to life than turning a profit in Philippe Le Guay’s charming movie about friendship across class and language divides. Set in 1962, The Women on the 6th Floor centers on the transformation of third-generation stockbroker Jean- Louis, husband of a brittle, insecure woman from the provinces and father of two boarding-school brats. The self-centered businessman starts to discover his altruistic side after he’s made aware of the inferior plumbing and other, graver hardships endured by the half-dozen Spanish maids, refugees from Franco’s regime, who live above him. Among the sextet is recent arrival María, who stirs deep compassion in Jean-Louis, her new employer, with her stories of working 15 hours a day as a teenager at a tobacco factory back home. The kindnesses Jean-Louis bestows on his new amigas, led by the marvelous veteran Spanish actress Carmen Maura, do not go unreciprocated: They introduce to him to many Iberian pleasures, including paella, Malaga wine, and coplas.

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

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