La Cage Aux Folles

Directed by Edouard Molinaro
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La Cage Aux Folles (1979) features two gay men living in St. Tropez, who have their lives turned upside down when the son of one of the men announces he is getting married. They try concealing their lifestyle and their ownership of the transvestite club downstairs when the fiancée and her parents come for dinner.


Edouard Molinaro


Jean Poiret (play)

Francis Veber (screenplay) ...


Ugo Tognazzi-... -Renato Baldi

Michel Serrault-... -Albin Mougeotte / 'Zaza Napoli'

Claire Maurier-... -Simone Deblon

Rémi Laurent-... -Laurent Baldi

Carmen Scarpitta-... -Louise Charrier

Benny Luke-... -Jacob

Luisa Maneri-... -Andrea Charrier

Michel Galabru-... -Simon Charrier

Venantino Venantini-... -Le chauffeur de Charrier

Carlo Reali-... -The bouncer

Guido Cerniglia-... -The doctor

Angelo Pellegrino--

Nicola D'Eramo--

Vinicio Dimanti--(as Vinicio Diamanti)

Liana Del Balzo-... -Mme Charrier


  • It ran for well over a year at the Paris Theater, an art house in New York City, as well as theatres throughout the country, in both urban and rural areas.