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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
12A
Cast
Fabrice Luchini
Sandrine Kiberlain
Natalia Verbeke.
Directors
Philippe Le Guay.
Screenwriters
Jérôme Tonnerre
Philippe Le Guay.
Running Time
106 minutes

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The Women On The 6th Floor
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Plot
Set in 1960s Paris, Jean-Louis (Luchini) is the uptight owner of a building that houses a bunch of Spanish maids on the sixth floor. To people like Jean-Louis, these women are only seen as hired help, nothing more. However, after the new recruit Mara (Verbeke) gets a job in Jean-Louis's household, he starts to see these women as human beings and, eventually, friends.


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The Women On The 6th Floor
Slickly satirical '60s rom-com involving stockbroker Fabrice Luchini and the women in his life. However, patronising stereotypes and ungallant humour undermine the insights into bourgeois life.


Verdict
Enjoyably satirical and occasionally insightful, it's betrayed by some lazy stereotyping.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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The cliché charm of the bourgeoisie

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