La Cage Aux Folles

La Cage Aux Folles

Ugo Tognazzi
Director: Edouard Molinaro Cast: Ugo Tognazzi
Ugo Tognazzi
, Michel Serrault
Michel Serrault
, Michel Galabru
Michel Galabru
Edouard Molinaro

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An international comedy sensation based on a successful French stage play, La Cage aux Folles depicts the farcical chaos that results when a gay man attempts to pose as straight for the benefit of his son's future in-laws. Renato (Ugo Tognazzi) owns a popular nightclub and is the long-time lover of Zaza (Michel Serrault), a female impersonator who is the club's main attraction. Unfortunately, Renato's son Laurent (Remy Laurent) has told none of this to his future father-in-law, an important figure in a morally conservative political organization. Not wanting to ruin his son's chance of happiness, Renato agrees to pose as a straight man, but he finds his familiar habits, and those of the even more flamboyant Zaza, getting in the way at every turn. Zaza is the one who comes up with what he thinks is an ideal solution: he'll dress in drag and pose as Renato's wife. Naturally, the plan does not pan out as expected. La Cage aux Folles' pleasant, unthreatening comic sensibility attracted a large mainstream audience in both Europe and the United States, which was at the time unusual for a film with a homosexual theme. Indeed, the film was popular enough to inspire two remakes: a stage musical and, nearly two decades later, the Hollywood comedy The Birdcage with Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, and Gene Hackman.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/10/2013
UPC: 0715515109819
Original Release: 1978
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Color]
Time: 1:36:00
Sales rank: 14,654

Special Features

New interview with Director Edouard Molinaro; Archival footage featuring actor Michael Serrault and Jean Poiret, writer and star of the original stage production of La Cage aux Folies; New interview with Laurence Senelick, author of The Changing Room: Sex, Drag and Theatre; French and U.S. trailers; Plus: a booklet featuring an essay by critic David Ehrenstein

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ugo Tognazzi Renato
Michel Serrault Albin/ZaZa
Michel Galabru Charrier
Claire Maurier Simone
Remi Laurent Laurent
Benny Luke Jacob
Luisa Maneri Andrea
Carmen Scarpitta Madame Charrier

Technical Credits
Edouard Molinaro Director,Screenwriter
Marcello Danon Producer,Screenwriter
Ambra Danon Costumes/Costume Designer
Mario Garbuglia Art Director
Monique Isnardon Editor
Robert Isnardon Editor
Ennio Morricone Score Composer
Armando Nannuzzi Cinematographer
Jean Poiret Screenwriter
Piero Tosi Costumes/Costume Designer
Francis Veber Screenwriter

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