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Tuesday, August 06, 2013

La cage dorée (Ruben Alves, Hugo Gélin, Jean-André Yerles)

Maria and José Ribeiro have been living in Paris for over 30 years. These Portuguese emigrants are loved by everyone in the neighbourhood, so when they finally get the chance to return to Portugal, no one wants them to leave.

Starring: Rita Blanco, Joaquim de Almeida, Roland Giraud, Chantal Lauby, Barbara Cabrita, Lannick Gautry, Maria Vieira, Jacqueline Corado, Jean-Pierre Martins, Alex Alves Pereira, Nicole Croisille, Pedro Miguel Pauleta

Why I loved this film: This is the typical emigrant movie. They have paid attention to every detail on Portuguese emigrants abroad, particularly in France: verbal tics, food they eat, and music they listen to.
Ruben Alves managed to depict this community with sincerity, accuracy and tenderness. Every character - main and supporting - is outstanding and perfectly played by all actors.
This is an overall enjoyable and hilarious movie. I was laughing all the way through and would not mind seeing it again.
The only downside is all the kids and the noise at the movies. I do not think this is a kids' film due to all the swearing, and if you are Portuguese and love our actors, please wait until they actually speak to start laughing out loud. Every time Maria Vieira opened her mouth people would start laughing straight away. She is funny but after a while it became annoying.

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