La Cage aux Folles Movie Review 1978

Information and Film Reviews for La Cage aux Folles the Movie

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Adaption of the popular French play. Gay Saint-Tropex nightclub owner Renato (Tognazzi) and his drag queen lover Albin (Serrault) try to play it straight when Renato's son (Laurent) from a long-ago liaison brings his fiancee and her conservative parents home for dinner. Charming music and lots of fun. So successful, it was followed by two sequels in 1980 and 1985, a Broadway musical, and a 1995 American remake, "The Birdcage." French with subtitles.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 91 minutes.
Originally from French.

Cast and Crew

Gays, Nightclubs, Adapted from a Play, Gender Bending
Edouard Molinaro, Francis Veber, Jean Poiret, Marcello Danon
Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Serrault, Michel Galabru, Claire Maurier, Remy Laurent, Benny Luke, Carmen Scarpitta, Luisa Maneri
Armando Nannuzzi
Edouard Molinaro
Ennio Morricone
Da Ma Produzione


Cesar 1979: Actor (Serrault); Golden Globes 1980: Foreign Film.

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