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La cage dorée (2013)

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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Ruben Alves

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Ruben Alves (original idea), Luc-Olivier Veuve (original idea) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rita Blanco Rita Blanco ... Maria Ribeiro
Joaquim de Almeida ... José Ribeiro
Roland Giraud ... Francis Caillaux
Chantal Lauby Chantal Lauby ... Solange Caillaux
Barbara Cabrita Barbara Cabrita ... Paula Ribeiro
Lannick Gautry Lannick Gautry ... Charles Caillaux
Maria Vieira Maria Vieira ... Rosa
Jacqueline Corado Jacqueline Corado ... Lourdes
Jean-Pierre Martins ... Carlos
Alex Alves Pereira Alex Alves Pereira ... Pedro Ribeiro
Sergio Da Silva Sergio Da Silva ... Manuel
Nicole Croisille Nicole Croisille ... Madame Reichert - la propriétaire
Bertrand Combe Bertrand Combe ... Monsieur Bertrand
Ludivine de Chasteney Ludivine de Chasteney ... Madame Bertrand (as Ludivine de Chastenet)
Alexandre Ruscher Alexandre Ruscher ... Malo
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

France

Language:

French | Portuguese | English

Release Date:

24 April 2013 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Gaiola Dourada See more »

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Budget:

€7,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

t was the film with the most admissions (760.630) at the Portuguese box office in 2013. 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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Air (Brindisi): Libiamo ne' lieti calici
, from "La Traviata"
Composed by Giuseppe Verdi
(1852-1853)
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Very enjoyable
27 April 2013 | by christophe92300See all my reviews

Let's say it first, members of the Portuguese community will probably like this movie more than the average viewer, particularly regarding all the little details (verbal tics for example). But is it really abnormal for that type of movie ?

In this sense, it must be noted that Ruben Alves, to his credit, managed to depict this community with sincerity, accuracy and tenderness. The gallery of characters, from the main to the supporting, is outstanding and perfectly played by all the actors (to think Rita Blanco didn't speak French before shooting is incredible !).

The plot is very classic, but the quality of the dialogues, actors and mise-en-scène easily compensate for this lack of originality and make La Cage Dorée a very enjoyable movie.


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