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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

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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€7,000,000 (estimated)
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"Prece (o Fado)
Lyrics by Pedro Homem de Melo
Music by Joaquim Campos
Performed by Catarina Wallenstein
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Great directing on a humorous portrait of two generations of emigrants
8 September 2013 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

The most successful movie of the year so far in Portugal and France, La Cage Dorée is a dramatic like comedy about a Portuguese family emigrated in France for 30 years. Ruben Alves, the director, is himself the son of a Portuguese couple emigrated in France, being La Cage Dorée an homage to his own parents. And what an homage! La Cage Dorée is the perfect depiction of that generation of Portuguese emigrants, the hard working, humble and low self esteemed employees that refuse to forget the simple things they love in Portugal, such as good food, beer, football and even gossip. Having a part of my family emigrated in France as well, I was astonished by how accurate and real this representation was, mixing french and Portuguese in the dialog. Plus the gap between french-Portuguese youth and this older generation is masterfully recreated, being hard to find anyone in the audience that would not connect with this movie. The characters are rich and detailed, with very good interpretations, particularly by Rita Blanco with a character that will reach you. The directing goes well with the line of modern french cinema of the likes of François Ozon, with beautiful photography, great picture plans and a very fine dose of European humor. La Cage Dorée was indeed a very positive surprise, standing as a role model for Portuguese and even french movies to come. Visit thefadingcam blog for more!


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