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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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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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Not so golden
8 August 2013 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

But very amusing after all. A couple of Portuguese immigrants living and working in Paris, France for more than 30 years, she a janitor in a condominium and he a mason in a small firm, receive the information that a distant relative in Portugal has left them a fortune as heritage but with the condition that they must return to live in Portugal. This creates great stress to them since they both maintain very cordial relations with their bosses and their children are already grown-up French citizens who are not in the mood of going to Portugal a country very strange to them. Their bosses (chiefly the husband's one) try to improve their working conditions to prevent their leaving. All this story develops itself in several episodes full of humour without breaking its natural realism and the authenticity of the labour, family and social relations (with ups and downs). A funny story that gives you a happy frame of mind mixed up with a healthy sentimentality. A final word for the cast's performance both of the Portuguese (Rita Blanco, Maria Vieira and Joaquim de Almeida among others) and the French which is excellent and very convincing moreover.


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