Rent La Cage aux Folles (1978)

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1h 33min
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Synopsis:
Renato (Ugo Tognazzi) and Albin (Michel Serrault) - a middle-aged gay couple who are the manager and star performer at a glitzy drag club in Saint-Tropez - agree to hide their sexual identities, along with their flamboyant personalities and home decor, when the ultraconservative parents of Renato's son fiancée come for a visit. This elegant comic scenario kicks off a wild and warmhearted French farce about the importance of nonconformity and being true to oneself. A breakout art-house smash in America, Edouard Molinaro's 'La Cage aux Folles' inspired a major Broadway musical and the blockbuster remake 'The Birdcage'.
But with its hilarious performances and ahead-of-its-time social message, there's nothing like the audacious, dazzling original movie.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Marcello Danon
Voiced By:
Jacques Balutin, Jacques Ferrière, Martine Messager, Pierre Mondy
Writers:
Jean Poiret, Francis Veber, Édouard Molinaro, Marcello Danon
Others:
Édouard Molinaro, Piero Tosi, Ambra Danon, Marcello Danon
Aka:
The Mad Cage
Studio:
MGM
Genres:
Classics, Comedy, Lesbian & Gay
Countries:
France, Classics, Comedy, Lesbian & Gay
BBFC:
Release Date:
01/07/2002
Run Time:
93 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, French Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, German Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, Italian Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, Spanish Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
02/04/2018
Run Time:
96 minutes
Languages:
French LPCM Mono
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • New interview with director Edouard Molinaro
  • Archival footage featuring actor Michel Serrault and Jean Poiret, writer and star of the original stage production of La Cage aux Folles
  • New interview with Laurence Senelick, author of The Changing Room: Sex, Drag and Theatre

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Reviews (1) of La Cage aux Folles

French gay, warm farce with a wider, humanist appeal - La Cage aux Folles review by Mr Aquarium

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27/05/2021

More than a gay farce; it's also about a crisis in the partnership of a long-established couple, played for humour and for sympathy. The gay people here are not milked for jokes at the expense of them not being straight - they're the decent heart of the movie. It's straight society's expectations which create the action; there's a Minister of Moral Standards [think Mary Whitehouse crossed with Michael Gove]. Inventive and, at the time, for a British and US film culture something different. As with much comedy, you'll either tune into it or find it leaves you just bemused.

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