La cage aux folles

La cage aux folles

DVD - 2013 | French
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"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 St. Tropez-agree to hide their sexual identities, along with their flamboyant personalities and home decor, when the ultraconservative parents of Renato's son's fiancée come for a visit. This elegant comic scenario kicks off a wild and warmhearted farce about the importance of nonconformity and the beauty of being true to oneself. A modest French comedy that became 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."--Container.
Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2013]
Branch Call Number: DVD CAG Wor
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (96 min.) : Dolby digital sd., col. ; 12 cm. + 1 booklet ([12] p. : col. ill. ; 18 cm)

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ThomasJWhiting
Feb 25, 2020

GOOD 1978 Franco-Italian comedy film - title translates (pretty sure) to Cage of Crazy Women - reference to the drag bar two of main characters run in St. Tropez on French Riviera. Madness ensues when manager Renato's son, Laurent (Rémi Laurent), brings home his fiancée, Andrea (Luisa Maneri), and her ultra-conservative parents (Carmen Scarpitta and Michel Galabru) to meet them.

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Datschie
Oct 09, 2019

A classic. I cannot help it, I have to watch it every couple of years.

Vincent T Lombardo Mar 26, 2016

A classic, a gem, and one of my all time favorite movies! The screenplay and performances are brilliant. It is poignant, touching, sad, and very, very funny! I have seen this film at least four times, and I never grow tired of it. In fact, I appreciate it more as I grow older. ("The Birdcage" pales in comparison.)

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SPUPS
Nov 04, 2014

Entertaining but mostly forgettable, a bit like an extended episode of a poorly-paced sitcom that halts and jerks from plot point to revelation with almost no grace whatsoever. It does have its charms, a lot of the gags are pretty good and the plot is foolproofedly farcical (it's easy to see why the stage version ran for so long), but the polish of later adaptations make it look even dingier.

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melbl8tr
Oct 14, 2010

Something of a cult classic. A French farce later redone for English audiences as "The Birdcage".

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joseph
Dec 27, 2008

La Cage aux Folles (1978) 110 min. This is the original French version of the film "The Birdcage (1996)".which starred Robin Williams and Nathan Lane. Very funny picture by French director Eduard Molinaro but I still prefer the English remake. I just loved Nathan Lane and Hank Azaria in their renditions of the patriarch's lover and maid, respectively. The films are almost identical in plot and storyline. Whatever you choose, you will laugh. La Cage aux Folles was nominated for Best Director, Costume and Adapted Screenplay at the 1980 Oscars.

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