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The Gilded Cage (2013)
"La cage dorée" (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  24 April 2013 (France)
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For thirty years now Maria and José Ribeiro have been living on the ground floor of a Haussmannian building in one of the most exclusive districts of Paris. Everybody loves this nice couple... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rita Blanco ...
Maria Ribeiro
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José Ribeiro
Roland Giraud ...
Francis Caillaux
Chantal Lauby ...
Solange Caillaux
Barbara Cabrita ...
Paula Ribeiro
Lannick Gautry ...
Charles Caillaux
Maria Vieira ...
Rosa
Jacqueline Corado ...
Lourdes
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Carlos
Alex Alves Pereira ...
Pedro Ribeiro
Sergio Da Silva ...
Manuel
Nicole Croisille ...
Madame Reichert - la propriétaire
Bertrand Combe ...
Monsieur Bertrand
Ludivine de Chasteney ...
Madame Bertrand (as Ludivine de Chastenet)
Alexandre Ruscher ...
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For thirty years now Maria and José Ribeiro have been living on the ground floor of a Haussmannian building in one of the most exclusive districts of Paris. Everybody loves this nice couple of Portuguese immigrants, Mario for being a topnotch caretaker, José, a construction site supervisor by trade, for helping to do all kinds of jobs in the house. So, the day Maria and José announce their wish to return to Portugal, everybody is crushed. No, they just can't let them do a thing like that...! Written by Guy Bellinger

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Awards: Audience Award and Best Actress Award (Chantal Lauby)at L'Alpe d'Huez Comedy Film Festival 2013. See more »

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L'étrangère
Lyrics by Didier Barbelivien
Music by Pascal Auriat
Published by Les Editions des Alouettes
Performed by 'Linda de Suza'
(1982)
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Masterpiece! Outstanding self-portrait of a generation...
7 August 2013 | by (Setúbal, Portugal) – See all my reviews

Exceeded all expectations; it's a gem of a movie, especially for a Portuguese one! Nice plot, a perfect cast, a postcard location in Portugal and, most of all, a whole generation in a self-portrait of the Portuguese community in France, with some tears between many laughs…

Even so, I do believe that director Ruben Alves missed the chance to end the movie a few instants earlier, closing a comedy in the traditional drama's style, as last minutes appeals for some tears from the audience. In my opinion, the plot is too strong to begin and end as a comedy, and some work might have been done to take the opportunity to run the movie in a serious "La Vita È Bella" style, instead of the silly path for the nice feeling sensation, with Pauleta's presence being a completely non-sense – as the Brazilian's says, "Puxa Saco" (it has no translation)!

Anyway, I strongly recommend it to be seen; we only have a masterpiece like this once in a while …


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