La Cage aux Folles on DVD

Directed by Edouard Molinaro | Written by Jean Poiret, Francis Veber, Edouard Molinaro and Marcello Danon

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’s 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.

US Distribution: Criterion

Digital Release: September 10, 2013


La Cage aux Folles
96 minutes
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Monday, August 26, 2013
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