The Gilded Cage

The Gilded Cage

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Upstairs-downstairs Parisian comedy about an immigrant couple - José, a builder, and Maria, a maid - who inherit a property back in Portugal, which provides them the chance to return to the homeland they left 30 years ago. But the pair are so well-loved by the community (and indispensable to their bosses) that family, neighbours, friends and employers are soon outdoing each other to find ways to prevent the couple from leaving.

2013Rating: PG, Low level offensive language90 minsPortugal, FranceFrench, Portuguese and English with English subtitles
ComedyWorld Cinema

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The Gilded Cage | Reviews

88%8 reviews

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Flicks, Dominic Corry

Flicks, Dominic Corry

Offering a delightfully authentic alternative to the holiday box office blockbusters, this French comedy about the Portuguese population of Paris is a joy from start to finish.

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Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

The film's success lies in its clever, funny script and beautifully judged performances.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

Alves has served up a loveably authentic romp, that manages to speak to a broad audience, while also echoing the experiences of millions of emigrés around the world.

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SBS

SBS

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

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A funny and clever immigrant dramedy that marks an auspicious debut for director Ruben Alves.

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The Gilded Cage | Release Details

The Gilded Cage is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and Apple TV.