The manager of a Saint-Tropez nightclub featuring drag entertainment, and his star attraction, are a gay couple. Madness ensues when his straight son brings home a fiancée and her ultra-conservative parents to meet them.
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
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Actor Ugo Tognazzi refused to speak most of his lines in anything but Italian, which caused no end of problems for director Édouard Molinaro, according to an interview on the Criterion release. He says he was forced to re-write Tognazzi's French dialogue to match his lips speaking in Italian and bring in a French voice actor to re-dub the lines. See more »
I raise a child for 20 years, my son, one day a girl comes along and takes him away from me. Bitch! Yeah, bitch! She's a bitch!
Listen to me carefully, son. If you marry this girl, you're not coming back here. I'm not giving you money anymore, and I'll never see you again. Your choice.
[Comes closer and offers his hand]
[Taken aback, starts to shake hand, then changes his mind]
Huh, come here you little idiot! There, let's celebrate this disaster!
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Showtime presented both subtitled and dubbed versions many years ago. The dubbed version had scenes that weren't in the subtitled version. See more »
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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