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by Ruben Alves


In a swank neighborhood in Paris. Maria and José Ribeiro have been living for almost thirty years in their small concierge lodgings on the ground floor of a storied 19th century apartment building. This Portuguese émigré couple are universally liked: over the years Maria, an excellent concierge, and José, a marvelous building site supervisor, have become an indispensable part of the daily lives of everyone around them. They are so highly appreciated and so well integrated that when they have a chance of fulfilling their dream of returning to Portugal and living in comfort, no one wants to see the Ribeiros, so devoted and so discreet, leave. Just how far will their family, neighbors, and their employers go to hold them back? And deep down, do Maria and José really want to leave France and flee their precious gilded cage?

international title: The Gilded Cage
original title: La cage dorée
country: Portugal, France
sales agent: Pathé International
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Ruben Alves
film run: 90'
release date: BE 24/04/2013, FR 24/04/2013, PT 15/08/2013
screenplay: Ruben Alves, Jean-André Yerles, Hugo Gélin
cast: Rita Blanco, Joaquim De Almeida, Roland Giraud, Chantal Lauby, Barbara Cabrita, Lannick Gautry
cinematography by: André Szankowski
film editing: Nassim Gordji Tehrani
art director: Maamar Ech-Cheikh
costumes designer: Isabelle Mathieu
music: Rodrigo Leao
producer: Danièle Delorme, Laetitia Galitzine, Hugo Gélin
co-producer: Romain Le Grand
production: Zazi Films, Pathé Films, TF1 Films Production
backing: Canal+, Ciné+, Hoche Artois Images
distributor: Pathé Distribution, Alternative Films, Surtsey Films



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