THE GILDED CAGE

LA CAGE DOREE

By Ruben ALVES

THE FESTIVAL AGENCY (FRANCE) - as FEST

Completed 2012

Maria and José Ribeiro have lived for 30 years in the cozy concierge’s apartment on the ground floor of a handsome Parisian building. This Portuguese émigré couple is so highly appreciated that when they have a chance to fulfill their dream to return to Portugal nobody wants to see them leave.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Duration
    • 85 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ruben ALVES
    • Writer(s)
    • Ruben ALVES, Jean-André YERLÈS, Hugo GÉLIN
    • Producer(s)
    • Hugo GÉLIN, Laetitia GALITZINE (LOMA NASHA), Danièle DELORME
    • Synopsis
    • In an upscale Paris neighborhood, Maria and José Ribeiro have lived for nearly 30 years in the cozy
      little concièrge’s apartment on the ground floor of handsome 19th century building.
      This Portuguese emigrated couple is universally liked: Maria is a diligent housekeeper, and José is a skilled handyman. Over the years, they’ve become an indispensable part of the daily lives of those around them. They are so highly appreciated and well integrated, that when they have a chance to fulfill their dream to return to Portugal and live a comfortable life, nobody wants to see the Ribeiros leave. Just how far will their family, their neighbors and their employers go to hold them back? And deep down, do Maria and José really want to quit France and flee their gilded cage?
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