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A Strand Releasing Release

Paris, 1960. Jean-Louis (Fabrice Luchini, POTICHE) lives a bourgeois existence absorbed in his work, cohabitating peacefully with his neurotic socialite wife Suzanne (Sandrine Kiberlain, NUMBER ONE FAN, IN SAFE HANDS, THE SWEET ESCAPE) while their children are away at boarding school. The couple’s world is turned upside-down when they hire a Spanish maid María (Natalia Verbeke). Through María, Jean-Louis is introduced to an alternative reality just a few floors up on the building’s sixth floor, the servants’ quarters. He befriends a group of sassy Spanish maids (Pedro Almodóvar regular Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Berta Ojea, Nuria Solé, Concha Galán), refugees of the Franco regime, who teach him there’s more to life than stocks and bonds, and whose influence on the house will ultimately transform everyone’s life.

  • Year
    2011
  • Runtime
    106'
  • Language
    French
  • Country
    France
  • Note
    In French with English subtitles
  • Director
    Philippe Le Guay
  • Screenwriter
    Philippe Le Guay and Jérôme Tonnerre
  • Cast
    Fabrice Luchini, Sandrine Kiberlain, Carmen Maura, Natalia Verbeke, Lola Dueñas, Audrey Fleurot, Berta Orea