In 1962 in Paris, attics were generally inhabited by the household staff of the rich people living below. Often they were cheap Spanish ladies with good work ethics. When a young Spanish woman comes to work for the conservative Jean-Louis Joubert and his chic wife, the tone of their somnambulant household changes. Diligent María chases the curious man of the house to the sixth floor for the first time in ages, where he is pleasantly surprised by the Spanish joie de vivre. It doesn’t take long for respectable Mr Joubert (played by star French actor Fabrice Luchini) to become entirely enraptured by the exotic señoritas (including Spanish actresses Lola Dueñas and Carmen Maura).
The Women on the 6th Floor is a romantic comedy replete with dry humour about various cultures and separate social classes in a time of great social change. Picturesque images of Paris, a soundtrack with clearly Spanish overtones, carefully dressed locations and charming styling.