Video/Film , DVD in French

La cage aux folles

distribué par Les Artistes associés ; un film produit par Marcello Danon ; coproduction franco-italienne, Les Productions Artistes Associés-Paris, DA. MA. Produzione S.p.A.-Rome ; adaptation a l'écran, Francis Veber, Edouard Molinaro, Marcello Danon et Jean Poiret ; un film de Edouard Molinaro.
  • [New York] : Criterion Collection, [2013]
  • 1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, colored ; 4 3/4 in. + Accompanied by: 1 booklet ([12] p. : colored illustrations; 18 cm.)
  • DVD, region 1, NTSC, widescreen (1.66:1) presentation; PCM mono.
Also known as
  • Director of photography, Armando Nannuzzi ; music, Ennio Morricone ; production design, Mario Garbuglia ; set decoration, Carlo Gervasi ; Tognazzi and Serrault costumes by Piero Tosi and Carlo Palazzi ; costumes, Ambra Danon ; editors, Robert and Monique Isnardon.
  • Cast: Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Serrault, Claire Maurier, Rémi Laurent, Carmen Scarpitta, Benny Luke, Luisa Maneri, Michel Galabru.
  • Comedy films.
  • Feature films.
  • Fiction films.
  • Feature films France.
  • Feature films Italy.
  • Foreign language films French.
  • Renato and Albin, a middle-aged couple and the managers and star performers at a glitzy drag club in St. Tropez, agree to hide their sexual identities, along with their flamboyant personalities and home decor, when the parents of Renato's son's fiancée come for a visit. But with its hilarious performances and ahead-of-its-time social message, there's nothing like the audacious, dazzling original movie.
Other information
  • 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: Edouard Molinaro (new interview with the director); Archival footage (featuring actor Michel Serrault and Jean Poiret, writer and star of the original stage production); Laurence Senelick (interview of Senelick in which he situates La Cage aux Folles within the centuries-old tradition of drag performance, and talks about the impact the film had on the contemporary understanding of sexuality and gender politics); Trailers. Booklet features essay by critic David Ehrenstein.
  • MPAA rating: R; for adult themes, adult activity, hard language, intense or persistent violence, sexually-oriented nudity, drug abuse or other elements.
  • Language: French dialogue with optional English subtitles.
Publisher's number
  • CC2306D The Criterion Collection
  • 9781604657753
  • 1604657758
Identifying numbers
  • UPC: 715515109918
  • OCLC: 855289991
  • OCLC: 855289991