La Cage aux Folles

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Barefoot black butler can't decide whether he's a Pearl Bailey or Paul Robeson. Father of the family has a teenage son by a heterosexual fling, and 'mother' is a drag star. Between them they make John Inman look like Richard Harris. But the son wants to marry the daughter of a morality campaigner, and the in-laws must meet... High camp and farce are acquired tastes, but even those who usually resist should find amusement in the last act's mounting hysteria. Although theatrical, it remains very funny, and uses the overt stereotyping with great sympathy.

By: SM

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Duration: 91 mins

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Director: Edouard Molinaro
Screenwriter: Francis Veber, Edouard Molinaro, Marcello Danon, Jean Poiret
Cast: Michel Serrault
Ugo Tognazzi
Michel Galabru
Claire Maurier
Rémi Laurent
Benny Luke
Carmen Scarpitta
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