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Thursday, 19 July 2012

Films- The Women on the 6th Floor - directed by Phillippe Le Guay

Star rating - 6/10

This is a pleasant enough film about the fortunes of a group of Spanish maids working for wealthy French families.

Natalia Verbeke plays Maria, the domestic hired help who wins over her employer Jean-Louis, played by Fabrice Luchini. He comes to long for the love of life displayed by these women, in contrast to the rigid boredom espoused by his wife and her friends.

The plot is a bit unbelievable, and the characters are somewhat stereotyped, but it's diverting enough. This is something of a missed opportunity though, as it gives the impression of a very funny and delightful film just waiting to get out but never quite managing to.

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