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La Cage Aux Folles (1979)

Ugo Tognazzi , Michel Serrault , Édouard Molinaro  |  R |  DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Serrault, Claire Maurier, Rémi Laurent, Carmen Scarpitta
  • Directors: Édouard Molinaro
  • Writers: Édouard Molinaro, Marcello Danon, Francis Veber, Jean Poiret
  • Producers: Jean Nachbaur, Marcello Danon
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Dubbed, Letterboxed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: July 24, 2001
  • Run Time: 110 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005BKZP
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,440 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "La Cage Aux Folles" on IMDb

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One of "the most successful foreign films ever shown in the U.S." (The Wall Street Journal),this "wildly hilarious" (Independent Film Journal) French farce is "giddy, unpretentious andan entirely lovable film" (Time)! When young Laurent returns to exotic St. Tropez, he bears big news for his beloved father, Renato. Laurent has found the girl of his dreams and they are engaged! What's more, she and her family are on their way over for dinner at Renato's home to meet the in-laws-to-be. This traditional meeting of families seems typical, but because this ultraconservative family will be expecting to meet Renato and wife, they'll never be prepared for the shock of meeting Renato and his flamboyant, campy, outrageous loverand dragqueenAlbin! So in agreat effort to please his son, Renato asks Albin for the performance of a lifetime'setting up an unforgettable evening that is charged and ready to detonate an explosion of zaniness and absurdity.

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87 of 96 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
American audiences tend to resist foreign films for some good reasons. Sure, its tough to keep up with subtitles at times, and yes, sometimes the translations are lacking the depth the filmaker intends to convey. But this is a film that can and should be enshrined in the Movie Hall of Fame as one of the funniest, most endearing films ever released. Audiences who are willing to put up with subtitles will quickly find themselves hysterical and at last, on DVD, "La Cage Aux Folles" deserves to find a new audience, a new generation that appreciates broad humor, with a few good lessons thrown in.
Americans are familiar with the story, since "La Cage" was turned into a successful Broadway show and then a huge money-making comedy "The Birdcage" featuring Nathan Lane and Robin Williams in the lead roles (not to mention a young Calista Flockhart of "Ally McBeal" fame and Dan Futterman who is brilliant in "Urbania.") But "The Birdcage" as funny as it can be, fades by comparison to the original, with star making performances by Ugo Tognazzi and Michel Serrault as the leading cross dressing couple of the French Riviera. Where "The Birdcage" allows for broad humor that both confronts and appeases the typical homophobic US audience, "La Cage" offers no apologies, and rests on its own merits as a farce without limits. When Tognazzi teaches Serrault how to "walk like John Wayne" you quickly forget the language barrier, and give up on Robin William's own attempts to educate the shrill Lane in the English version. Somehow, the fact that these characters are French adds a dimension of humanity that is lacking in the "Birdcage.
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great movie, Substandard Transfer August 13, 2001
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Since others have already expounded on the enduring comic nature of the movie itself, I'll restrict my comments to the DVD. I'd give the movie about 4 stars, but the DVD transfer I would award only 2.
Why? The film quality is not only substandard, but on occasion the frame jumps, as if somebody had bumped the telecine during the process. Additionally, the audio is VERY poor, not only varying in loudness, but at times the French audio track is not even synchronized with the lip movements on screen.
This would be worthy of a re-do by Criterion or other reputable production company...please?
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hysterically funny -- a comedy classic. December 9, 1998
Format:VHS Tape
One of the funniest films ever made. Tognazzi and Serrault are well matched in the lead roles, and Benny Luke as Jacob the maid steals every scene. Years after first seeing the film, I still chuckle remembering Luke's line, "I cannot wear shoes; they make me fall!" Laughter is great therapy, and this classic favorite is genuine feel-good fun.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Most Successful Comedies of All Times April 9, 2005
Format:DVD
It pays to overcome both aversions to foreign films and homophobic sentiments to enjoy this film, which is now already a classic farce that has already made it into a Broadway play and an Americanized version, "Birdcage," with Robin Williams and Nathan Lane. The original, however, stands out as especially spectacular, largely due to the talents of actor Michel Serrault who went on to the sequel, "La Cage Aux Folles 2," to demonstrate his acting abilities to an even greater degree.

The story tells of the owner of a gay nightclub, La Cage Aux Folles, one Renato Baldi (Ugo Tognazzi), whose son Laurent (Rémi Laurent) comes home to inform him he is getting married. Because his father has come to live a very openly gay lifestyle with his partner, Albin (Michel Serrault), a drag queen who performs in his club and who is very openly effeminate in real life as well, Laurent is very concerned that his father make a good impression on his fiancée's conservative family, who happen to be involved in politics and are very concerned about negative publicity. The only problem is that the fiancée, Andrea (Luisa Maneri), has also told a little white lie to her family that her fiancé's father is a cultural attaché. Of course, the lie ultimately breaks down when the families meet. The groom's father invites the mother, Simone (Claire Maurier), to come, but then Albin decides, without informing anyone, to dress up as a woman and pretend to be the mother, and the result is classic farce as anyone could expect.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hysterical July 15, 2000
Format:VHS Tape
This original french version is far better than the campy Ameian version. The leads are played by great actors who know how to work the screen. I still laugh each time I hear Zaza's screech. This movie also deals with a major issue, which gives it a reality flair!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant snapshot of a time gone by June 25, 2013
Format:Blu-ray
I saw La Cage aux Folles in a movie theatre here in Manhattan the month it came out. I had to see it a second time because it flew by so quickly, and because the audience was laughing so hard it was difficult to get every line (even though it's subtitled). Today this gay couple appears to be a relic of the past (for some a seeming embarrassment), but it's this precisely why it's a valuable film today. Men like Albin and Renato had to adapt and adjust if they were going to survive the mid-20th century as a gay couple; a gay couple raising a child at that. Rather than being ashamed or dismissive of such men as these, we should be grateful they had the guts to be out and open as they could be in a time that was very hostile to them. A touching movie, and funny as hell. If you haven't seen it you're in for a treat.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very charming romance movie
I found this movie to be extremely entertaining, with one of the most endearing romances I've ever seen on film, gay or straight. Read more
Published 2 days ago by The Underage Critic
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A classic.
Published 9 days ago by N. Neuhaus
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie
Fabulous
Published 9 days ago by Robert R. Dunn
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie
Great movie
Published 17 days ago by Jeffery B.
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality improvement
Definitely better quality than the original DVD that I have now. Worth the money.
Published 22 days ago by Norman T.
4.0 out of 5 stars better than the american movie
this french version (subtitled in english) is much better than the american version with robin williams and nathan lane
Published 23 days ago by Thomas E. King
5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice DVD!
Very nice DVD!
Published 29 days ago by Ken Haney
3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty much what I expected for the age of the film.
These negative reviews puzzle me. I didn't purchase a DVD - just the live streaming. I felt it was fairly normal for the period and for the fact that it had probably been... Read more
Published 1 month ago by SusanInSFL
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing BD Transfer
I have owned the DVD version of this movie, which has a poor quality, for quite a number of years now. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Daniel Meir
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious
The original French film is far better than its Hollywood remake. It is very funny and yet you emphasize with the characters. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Rodamu
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