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La Cage aux Folles (1978)
"La cage aux folles" (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  30 March 1979 (USA)
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Two gay men living in St. Tropez have their lives turned upside down when the son of one of the men announces he is getting married. They try conceal their lifestyle and their ownership of ... See full summary »

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Michel Serrault ...
Albin Mougeotte dit Zaza Napoli
Claire Maurier ...
Simone Deblon
Rémi Laurent ...
Carmen Scarpitta ...
Louise Charrier
Benny Luke ...
Luisa Maneri ...
Andréa Charrier
Michel Galabru ...
Venantino Venantini ...
Le chauffeur de Charrier
Carlo Reali ...
Le videur
Guido Cerniglia ...
Le médecin
Angelo Pellegrino ...
Un assistant de la boîte de nuit
Nicola D'Eramo
Vinicio Diamanti
Liana Del Balzo ...
Mme Charrier
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Two gay men living in St. Tropez have their lives turned upside down when the son of one of the men announces he is getting married. They try conceal their lifestyle and their ownership of the transvestite club downstairs when the fiancée and her parents come for dinner. Written by Elisabeth Freeman <freeman-elisabeth@cs.yale.edu>

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The comedy that comes out of the closet!

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30 March 1979 (USA)  »

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Birds of a Feather  »

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Budget:

FRF 7,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$17,921,489 (USA)
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The original French play ran for 1800 performances, from 1973 to 1978, at the Theatre du Palais-Royal in Paris. In New York, the play ran for well over a year at the 68th Street Playhouse, as well as in theaters throughout the country, in both urban and rural areas See more »

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Albin Mougeotte: He's being taken from us, and we won't have any others.
Renato Baldi: Unless there's a miracle.
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HILARIOUS ORIGINAL; Rest are fraudulent ripoffs
21 February 2003 | by (Lakewood, California USA) – See all my reviews

I was literally dragged to this movie in the late 1970s, at an "Art" theatre (left pinky up in the air) no less. Needless to say, I didn't want to go. For crying out loud, I'm an ex-jock.

Well, I'm glad (this time) my friends insisted. I doubled over laughing; at the time, this was risque material (nobody wore sunglasses into the theatre, if I remember correctly, but still) that didn't interest me one way or another. But somehow, someway the writer, director and actors made you care about these two men and their dilemma. The champagne scene almost caused me to bolt for the men's room.

I never did see Robin Williams remake. What for?? It was done to perfection by this film crew. Winner of best Foreign Film Oscar, I believe, 1978.


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