Trailer for The Gilded Cage.
Maria (Rita Blanco) and Jos (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. Jos , 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 Jos 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...
Richly informed by his own upbringing as the son of Portuguese immigrants in Paris, Alves' warm-hearted, cross-cultural comedy features a terrific ensemble cast, spot-on comic timing and a thoroughly appealing central couple, whose dilemmas are portrayed with great tenderness and affection.