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La Cage aux Folles (1978)

La cage aux folles (original title)
R | | Comedy | 30 March 1979 (USA)
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 to conceal their lifestyle and their ownership ... See full summary »

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Claire Maurier ...
Simone Deblon
Rémi Laurent ...
Carmen Scarpitta ...
Louise Charrier
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Luisa Maneri ...
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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 to conceal their lifestyle and their ownership of the drag 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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Comedy

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30 March 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Birds of a Feather  »

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Box Office

Budget:

FRF 7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,709, 1 April 1979, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$20,424,259

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,400,826
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(1979)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

When released in 1978, it ranked as the highest-grossing foreign-language film ever in the United States. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

Referenced in Francis Veber artisan du rire: La saga Pignon (2001) See more »

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Hilarious farce, much better than the sequels or remake ("The Birdcage").
6 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

Absolutely classic French bedroom farce, hilarious from start to finish. Oft-told tale about two gay lovers whose son wants to marry a politician's daughter, and the lover's attempt to straighten out for one night. So far there are two sequels, a musical version, and an inferior American remake ("The Birdcage" with Nathan Lane and Robin Williams), but this is the original, the only, the funniest, the best.

Don't let the subtitles intimidate you, this is hilarious, this is the best, this movie RULES.


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