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The Gilded Cage (2013)

La cage dorée (original title)
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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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Ruben Alves

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Ruben Alves (original idea), Luc-Olivier Veuve (original idea) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rita Blanco ... Maria Ribeiro
Joaquim de Almeida ... José Ribeiro
Roland Giraud ... Francis Caillaux
Chantal Lauby Chantal Lauby ... Solange Caillaux
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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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 »

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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Uma Casa Portuguesa
Performed by Amália Rodrigues
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War isn't fun, but comedy is war
22 June 2015 | by Karl SelfSee all my reviews

What is it with people and culture-clash-comedies these days? Maybe it's that they offer respite from an almost tyrannical political correctness and allow us to remember the olden days, when it was still okay to point fingers, throw stones and stereotype. When you were allowed to have a good old chuckle at some minority's expense. The effete, fat kid in class, is all I'm saying. And don't act as if you don't know what I mean. So maybe it meant years of therapy to him, but also oodles of fun to everybody else. Or maybe it's that those minorities of cult-clash-coms always live in an enviably solid microcosmos. Maybe we long for a bit more structure these days. Otherwise, I can't explain why this pretty slight film is so popular. It's about a Portugese couple who have eked out a living for thirty years in Paris doing menial jobs -- as a concierge and a builder respectively. When they inherit and get the chance to return to the "homeland" everyone around them is trying to sabotage their plans by making them feel extra welcome and valued. Actually, that's a pretty good plot. Only the comedy is so sanitized and anti-anarchic, the drama is so construed, the people are so well-adjusted, good-looking and nice, that any attempt at humour is nipped in the bud. The filthy rich owner is trying to woo his ageing bricklayer, rather than throw him out on the street and replace him with the next minion? Wouldn't that be nice! But it's not funny. To be funny, you have to be mucho mean, and you can't have a go at the Nobel Peace Price at the same time.


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France

Language:

French | Portuguese | English

Release Date:

24 April 2013 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

EUR7,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,025,731
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