The Women on the 6th Floor

The Women on the 6th Floor

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A breezy upstairs/downstairs French comedy centering on an uptight couple living in a swanky Parisian apartment in 1962, blissfully unaware that upstairs the building's servants quarters is overflowing with illegal immigrants, all of whom are hot-blooded Spanish country girls... More

"It’s 1962. An uptight middle-class couple – Fabrice Luchini and Sandrine Kiberlain – are barely aware that the servants’ quarters on an upper floor of their Paris apartment building are overflowing with refugees from Franco’s Spain: the sisters and aunts and mothers and cousins of the legal occupant (Carmen Maura). After they hire one of them, the beautiful, mysterious, quietly challenging Maria, to be their housemaid, they are gradually made aware of their own unintentional insensitivity and are drawn out of their tired routines." (Source: NZ International Film Festival 2011)

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2011Rating: NR106 minsFrenchFrench and Spanish with English Subtitles
ComedyWorld Cinema

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The Women on the 6th Floor | Reviews

The New York Times

The New York Times

Lighter than a meringue and as insubstantial... was designed for the gentle laughter it easily earns.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

A pleasant movie, even-tempered, a romantic fantasy.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

The French have a knack for it. They've been making funny and agreeable movie farces for forever, and seeing "The Women on the 6th Floor" makes you hope they'll never stop.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

I like films that reveal themselves gradually, instead of following an instantly predictable pattern. That's one reason I was so taken with Philippe Le Guay's The Women on the 6th Floor.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Never digs deeper than its broad generalizations about being poor but happy vs. rich but soulless.

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The Women on the 6th Floor | Release Details

The Women on the 6th Floor is available to stream in Australia now on Google Play and Apple TV and Ritz at Home.