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Cinema Abroad

La Cage aux Folles

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Clyde Coffee and The Roxy Theater are thrilled to present Cinema Abroad, a series of classic and contemporary foreign films. 


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.

Cast: Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Serrault, Claire Maurier
Director: Édouard Molinaro
Rated: R
Duration: 96 min
Released: 1978
Genre: Comedy
Original Language: French
Subtitles: Subtitled
Country: France

Cinema Abroad

La Cage aux Folles

La Cage aux Folles