Nightclub owner Renato and his transvestite companion/lover Albin becoming involved with the local cops and foreign spies when Albin unwittingly gets his hands on a roll of stolen microfilm... See full summary »

Director:

Édouard Molinaro

Writers:

Jean Poiret (characters), Jean Poiret (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Serrault ... Albin Mougeotte / 'Zaza Napoli'
Ugo Tognazzi ... Renato Baldi
Marcel Bozzuffi ... Broca
Michel Galabru ... Simon Charrier
Paola Borboni ... Mrs. Baldi
Benny Luke ... Jacob
Giovanni Vettorazzo Giovanni Vettorazzo ... Milan
Glauco Onorato ... Luigi
Roberto Bisacco ... Ralph
Gianrico Tondinelli Gianrico Tondinelli ... Walter
Giorgio Cerioni Giorgio Cerioni ... Gunther
Nazzareno Natale Nazzareno Natale ... Demis
Antonio Francioni Antonio Francioni ... Michaux
Stelio Candelli Stelio Candelli ... Hans
Mark Bodin Mark Bodin ... Caramel
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Storyline

Nightclub owner Renato and his transvestite companion/lover Albin becoming involved with the local cops and foreign spies when Albin unwittingly gets his hands on a roll of stolen microfilm. The gay couple then hide out in Renato's native Italy, but find little peace there with their frequent bickering among themselves.

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Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 75953 delivered on 1 December 1980. See more »

Goofs

Albin's mysterious voyeur gets shot in the neck, from the balcony that's placed closely beneath him, whilst Albin himself upholds a straight face-to-face contact with him the whole time and somehow, still remains oblivious to the fact shortly after it happened. See more »

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Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) See more »

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Midlife Hilarity
28 June 2001 | by ivan-22See all my reviews

Just when I thought they stopped making good movies sometime in the early seventies! This French film is absolutely priceless, hilarious and touching, full of social commentary and gender-busting chutzpah. Man pretending to be woman pretending to be man!!!!! Gays teaching straights how to walk gay!!! Inspired! Brilliant acting by everyone, especially the leads, fast action, not one boring moment, not at all catering to the average. I haven't seen the other two films. I can't wait to see them. This masterpiece is every bit as good as "The Odd Couple".


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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 February 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La Cage aux Folles II See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$6,950,125

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,950,125
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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