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  • ISBN: 9781604657753
  • ISBN: 1604657758
  • Physical Description: videorecording (DVD)
    videorecording (DVD)
    1 videodisc (96 minutes) : Dolby digital sound, color ; 4 3/4 inches. + 1 booklet ([12] pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm).
  • Publisher: [New York, New York] : Criterion Collection, [2013].
  • Producer: Hollywood, California : Les Productions Artistes Associés, 1978.

Content descriptions

General Note: Based on the play by Jean Poiret.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1978.
Distributed by Criterion under license with Twentieth-Century Fox Home Entertainment and Metro-Goldwyn Mayer Studios.
Special features: New, restored 2K digital film transfer ; new interview with director Edouard Molinaro ; archival footage featuring actor Michel Serrault and Jean Poiret, Writer and star of the original stage production of La cage aux folles ; 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 Ehrenstien.
A France-Italy coproduction.
Home use only.
In French with optional English subtitles.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Marcello Danon presents ; screenplay and adaptation by Francis Veber, Edouard Molinaro, Marcello Danon and Jean Poiret ; music by Ennio Morricone ; directed by Edouard Molinaro.
Participant or Performer Note: Ugo Tognazzi and Michel Serrault with Clarie Maurier, Remi Laurent, Benny Luke, Carmen Scarpitta and Luisa Maneri.
Summary, etc.: "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.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Home use only.
Language Note:
In French with optional English subtitles.
Subject: Tranvestites -- Drama
Conflict of generations -- Drama
Passing (Identity) -- Drama
Genre/Form: French films
Foreign films.
Comedy films.
Gay and lesbian films.
Films français.
Films comiques.
Films homosexuels.

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