Paris, 1960. Jean-Louis Joubert (Fabrice Luchini) lives a peaceful yet boring bourgeois existence with his wife (Sandrine Kiberlain), a perfect socialite, his children in a boarding school and his finance office. The family has their world turned upside down when exuberant Spanish maids moved in their building’s sixth floor, the servant’s quarters. Teresa, Carmen, Dolorès, Concepciòn (Carmen Maura) and her niece Maria (Natalia Verbeke) who just arrived from Burgos. Jean-Louis will unexpectedly tie bonds with them, especially with Maria. She is young, pretty, happy and full of joy. In a word, Jean-Louis’s life is about to change… a lot.