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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 conceal their lifestyle and their ownership of ... See full summary »

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Albin Mougeotte dit Zaza Napoli
Claire Maurier ...
Simone Deblon
Rémi Laurent ...
Carmen Scarpitta ...
Louise Charrier
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Luisa Maneri ...
Andréa Charrier
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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 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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30 March 1979 (USA)  »

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Birds of a Feather  »

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Budget:

FRF 7,000,000 (estimated)

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$17,921,489 (USA)
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1.66 : 1
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French visa # 72533 delivered on 20-10-1978. See more »

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Renato Baldi: Poor Mme. Charrier is holding our lord in her arms.
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Referenced in La cage aux zombies (1995) See more »

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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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