October 7, 2011
Studio: Strand Releasing
Director: Phillipe Le Guay
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriters: Phillipe Le Guay, Jérôme Tonnerre
Starring: Fabrice Luchini, Sandrine Kiberlain, Mademoiselle Chambon, Natalia Verbeke, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Berta Ojea, Nuria Sole, Concha Calan
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, "Mademoiselle Chambon") while their children are away at boarding school. The couple's world is turned upside-down when they hire a Spanish maid Maria (Natalia Verbeke). Through Maria, 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 (Carmen Maura, Lola Duenas, Berta Ojea, Nuria Sole, Concha Calan), refugees of the Franco regime, who teach him there's more to life than stocks and bonds. The women's influence on the house brings change... muy rápido!