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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 »

Director:

Édouard Molinaro

Writers:

Jean Poiret (play), Francis Veber (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ugo Tognazzi ... Renato Baldi
Michel Serrault ... Albin Mougeotte dit Zaza Napoli
Claire Maurier Claire Maurier ... Simone Deblon
Rémi Laurent Rémi Laurent ... Laurent Baldi
Carmen Scarpitta Carmen Scarpitta ... Louise Charrier
Benny Luke ... Jacob
Luisa Maneri Luisa Maneri ... Andréa Charrier
Michel Galabru ... Simon Charrier
Venantino Venantini ... Le chauffeur de Charrier
Carlo Reali Carlo Reali ... Le videur
Guido Cerniglia Guido Cerniglia ... Le médecin
Angelo Pellegrino Angelo Pellegrino ... Un assistant de la boîte de nuit
Nicola D'Eramo Nicola D'Eramo
Vinicio Diamanti Vinicio Diamanti
Liana Del Balzo 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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Taglines:

The comedy that comes out of the closet!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

30 March 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Birds of a Feather See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (1979)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

French visa # 72533 delivered on 20-10-1978. See more »

Quotes

Simon Charrier: Your son, Mr. Baldi... how many mothers does he have?
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Featured in The Celluloid Closet (1995) See more »

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A truly wonderful international comedy
29 July 2001 | by Vigilante-407See all my reviews

I don't care what country you are from or what your sexuality is, La Cage Aux Folles is an endearing comedy the likes of which comes around perhaps once a decade.

Michael Serrault is the centerpiece of the film, as the star of the La Cage revue and the "mother" of the young man wishing to marry the daughter of an incredibly "moral" politico. The toast scene had me rolling on the floor...Serrault's high-pitched nervous yelps punctuate the film's comedy.

One of the few cult films really deserving of that status, La Cage is not one to be missed.


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