The Gilded Cage Soundtrack (

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Rating: 7.20/10 from 11000 votes
Alternate Names:
Title in Español:

La jaula dorada

Title in Italiano:

Portugal, mon amour

Title in Português:

A Gaiola Dourada


Maria (Rita Blanco) and José (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 are universally liked around the community: Maria is the buildings concierge, always available even on her day off maintaining the high standards the inhabitants depend on. José, a building site foreman, is equally as indispensable to his boss (though both men are unaware that their son and daughter are secretly engaged).

When José learns he has inherited the family winery and the couples 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.

Enthusiastically embraced by audiences upon release in April this year, THE GILDED CAGE became the sleeper box office hit of the French spring, achieving over 1.2 million admissions in less than five weeks.

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The Gilded Cage
Alma Mater
Rodrigo Leão: Writer
A Comedia de Deus
Rodrigo Leão: Writer
A Estrada
Rodrigo Leão: Writer
Tardes de Bolonha
Rodrigo Leão: Writer
Waltz in E Minor
Frédéric Chopin: Composed
Rio De Janeiro
Paul Piot: Writer
Uma Casa Portuguesa
Amália Rodrigues: Performer
Didier Barbelivien: Lyrics
Pascal Auriat: Performer
Linda De Suza: Performer
Air (Brindisi): Libiamo ne' lieti calici
Giuseppe Verdi: From "la traviata" composed
Sarah M'Punga: Performer
Fadinho da Ti Mariu Benta
Amália Rodrigues: Performer
"O Malhao Malhao'
Linda De Suza: Performer
Tiroli Tirola
Bacalhau a Portuguesa
Quim Barreiros: Performer
Bagatelle Op.120 No. 1 en Sol majeur
Linda De Suza: Lyrics
Alex Alstone: Performer

User reviews

Michael Nelson

The soundtrack of The Gilded Cage perfectly captures the heartwarming essence of the film, blending traditional Portuguese music with modern influences seamlessly.

William Green

The soundtrack of The Gilded Cage complements the warm-hearted and humorous tone of the film, enhancing the overall viewing experience. The music not only underscores the comedic moments but also underscores the emotional depth of the characters' relationships and the challenges they face.

Betty King

The soundtrack of The Gilded Cage did not resonate with me personally. I found it to be lacking emotional depth and failed to capture the essence of the characters' struggles and joys within the story.

Jennifer Harris

The soundtrack's ability to evoke a sense of longing and nostalgia for Portugal mirrors the central theme of the film, making it a powerful and integral part of the storytelling.

Laura Campbell

The music enhances the emotional depth of the story, creating a poignant atmosphere that resonates with the struggles and triumphs of the characters, especially Maria and José.

John Thomas

The use of traditional Portuguese music in the film's soundtrack adds an authentic and nostalgic touch to the storytelling. It helps to transport the audience into the world of the characters and emphasizes the cultural roots that play a significant role in their decision-making process.

Thomas Campbell

Overall, the soundtrack of The Gilded Cage is a standout element of the film, enhancing the storytelling and emotional impact in a way that stays with the audience long after the credits roll.

Dorothy Adams

The music choices in The Gilded Cage felt generic and uninspired, failing to enhance the overall viewing experience or create a memorable atmosphere that would have complemented the heartfelt performances of the cast.

Elizabeth King

The soundtrack of The Gilded Cage effectively captures the bittersweet emotions of Maria and José as they navigate the complexities of their impending return to Portugal. The music enhances the tender moments between the couple and adds depth to their internal struggles.

Ronald Gonzalez

The soundtrack of The Gilded Cage beautifully captures the essence of the film's warm-hearted and cross-cultural story. Each musical piece enhances the emotional depth of the characters' dilemmas, adding a layer of tenderness and affection to the narrative.

James Clark

The music perfectly complements the charming ensemble cast and spot-on comic timing, creating a delightful atmosphere that immerses the audience in the world of Maria and José. The melodies evoke a sense of nostalgia and hope, reflecting the couple's dreams of returning to Portugal and the challenges they face in making that dream a reality.

Daniel Anderson

The upbeat rhythms of certain tracks bring a sense of joy and celebration to the film, perfectly mirroring the moments of happiness and excitement experienced by the characters.

Melissa Scott

The soundtrack of The Gilded Cage is a standout feature of the film, enhancing the overall viewing experience and leaving a lasting impression on the audience. Its seamless integration with the story and characters makes it a truly memorable aspect of this heartwarming comedy.

Dorothy Jackson

The use of accordion and fado guitar in the soundtrack adds a touch of authenticity and nostalgia, transporting the audience to the cultural roots of the characters and their journey.

Kimberly Garcia

The variety of musical styles and instruments used in the soundtrack showcases the rich diversity of Portuguese music, adding depth and richness to the overall viewing experience.