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The Gilded Cage (2013)

La cage dorée (original title)
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

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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24 April 2013 (France)  »

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A Gaiola Dourada  »

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€7,000,000 (estimated)
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French visa # 124489. See more »

Crazy Credits

There are several extra short scenes seen during the initial part of the final credits, These scenes show a continuation of the luncheon (mainly). See more »

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Written by D. Fiazel (?) and S. Diamanti
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A pleasant surprise
15 September 2013 | by (Lisboa) – See all my reviews

La cage dorée it's an accurate portrayal of the Portuguese emigrant without all the drama, setbacks and sacrifices of other cinematic approaches. The story is simple, fun and realistic. The film is set in Paris, but it could have been set in any of the countries where there's a Portuguese emigrant, because that's exactly how they are: hardworking people, dreaming about their home country but loving the host country nonetheless. Pity that the linguistic puns will probably go unnoticed to non-Portuguese speakers, as well as the cultural mix-ups that more often than not mistake the Portuguese for the Spanish which, again, are absolutely true. The film is delightful and very entertaining. Congratulations to Ruben Alves, I'll be looking forward to watching more of his work.


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