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Film Description


The Gilded Cage
La cage dorée

Maria (Rita Blanco) and José (Joaquim de Almeida) emigrated from Portugal 30 years ago. Ever since, they have lived in the modest ground floor lodgings of a chic apartment building in Paris, raising their now adult daughter and teenage son. They’re universally liked around the community: Maria is the building’s concierge, always available – even on her day off – maintaining the high standards the residents depend on. José, a building site foreman, is equally as indispensable to his boss Francis (though both men are unaware that their son and daughter are secretly engaged). When José learns he has inherited the family winery and the couple’s dream of returning to Portugal is now possible, they are elated – but struggle with how to tell those around them. However, word of the big news spreads anyway, and soon their family, neighbours, friends and employers are scrambling behind the scenes to find ways to prevent them from leaving…


“A harmonious mixture of laughs and emotion. This is a golden comedy that you will not forget.” - Pierre Vavasseur, Le Parisien

Director: Ruben Alves
Cast: Rita Blanco, Joaquim de Almeida, Roland Giraud
Year: 2013
Runtime: 90 minutes
Country: France
Language: French, Portuguese, English
Distributor: AZ

Ratings: ON NR / BC NR / AB NR / SK NR / MB NR / QC NR / Maritmes NR


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