La cage dorée (The Gilded Cage) (2013)

La cage dorée (The Gilded Cage) (2013)




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Maria et José Ribeiro vivent à Paris depuis presque trente ans, dans une loge au rez-de-chaussée d'un immeuble des beaux quartiers. José est chef de chantier, quant à Maria, elle est la concierge de l'immeuble, que tout le monde adore. Le jour où le couple a la possibilité de rentrer au Portugal dans les meilleures conditions possibles, leurs voisins, amis et patrons vont tout faire pour les dissuader de partir.
Comedy , Drama , Special Interest
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Rita Blanco
as Maria
Roland Giraud
as Francis Caillaux
Chantal Lauby
as Solange Caillaux
Lannick Gautry
as Charles
Nicole Croisille
as Mme Reichert
Bertrand Combe
as M. Bertrand
Ludivine De Chastenet
as Mme Bertrand
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Critic Reviews for La cage dorée (The Gilded Cage)

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1)

Alves ultimately unites his large cast in festive unity, with comic reversals redeeming the seemingly irredeemable in farcical fashion, and with large doses of ethnic warming.

Full Review… | April 1, 2014
Top Critic

The acting style wavers from the sensitive to the most sitcomish ... What's ham in Portuguese, canastrão?

Full Review… | March 11, 2014

A Portuguese working-class couple who give all they've got to their employers must rearrange their priorities when they come into a large inheritance.

Full Review… | March 6, 2014
Spirituality and Practice

For all the odd cultural references, the film is charming and feelgood and pretty funny. If you've been burned by bad French comedies in recent times, this should certainly help mend those wounds.

Full Review… | February 28, 2014
Concrete Playground

It's hard to fault the film's rousing shout out to hard-working migrant families, but the message gets muddled in the madness.

Full Review… | December 16, 2013

First-time writer/director Ruben Alves based this delightful, family-values lark on his life experiences and elicits some playful performances from his ensemble cast.

Full Review… | December 13, 2013

Audience Reviews for La cage dorée (The Gilded Cage)


Home is where you left your heart. A movie that calls to my portuguese roots and how no matter where we go, we take a piece of our country with us.

Andreia Cordeiro
Andreia Cordeiro

Super Reviewer


A nicely paced and contrasted story of a hardworking Portugese immigrant couple in France, which could apply to many other situations across the globe. The feelings of empathy drawn are poignant and universal, as are the hopes for a better tomorrow and an amorphous sense of "home". Ultimately, it is where the coeur is - our closest loved one and lifelong co-sojourner.

Aaron Chuah
Aaron Chuah

The first half is fun but runs out of steam in the late stages.

hawk ledge
hawk ledge

Super Reviewer

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