Watch La Cage aux Folles II
- 1 hr 39 min
La Cage aux Folles II is a French comedy film released in 1980, directed by Ãdouard Molinaro and starring Michel Serrault, Ugo Tognazzi, and Marcel Bozzuffi. This movie is a sequel to the successful comedy, La Cage aux Folles, that was released in 1978. The movie takes place several years after the events of the first film. The main characters, Georges (played by Michel Serrault) and Albin (played by Ugo Tognazzi), are still happily living together, running their drag nightclub, La Cage aux Folles. However, Georges' son, Laurent (played by Fabrice Josso), is now all grown up and has his own problems. La Cage aux Folles II starts with Laurent announcing to Georges that he is going to get married to a girl named Maud (played by Claire Maurier). Georges is excited for his son, but soon learns that Maud's father is an extremely conservative politician who is fiercely against anything related to homosexuality. Georges becomes nervous that the politician, named Simon Charrier (played by Michel Galabru), will find out that his future son-in-law has two gay fathers and cancel the wedding. Georges and Albin decide to travel to Simon Charrier's villa in Saint-Tropez to meet him and try to hide their true identities. Albin disguises himself as "Uncle Alain," an ultra-masculine army officer, while Georges pretends to be a conservative businessman. Despite their attempts to blend in, their outrageous behavior makes it difficult to hide who they really are. Simon Charrier's daughter and Laurent arrive at the villa, and the wedding preparations begin. However, everything starts to go wrong when Charrier's maid recognizes Georges from a previous visit to the villa. Soon after, Charrier starts to suspect that something is not right with Laurent's "uncle" and starts to investigate. As the wedding day approaches, Georges and Albin navigate a series of comical mishaps, such as Albin's absurd attempt to teach the butcher how to make quiche, and Georges' hilarious attempts to seduce Simon Charrier's wife, Danielle (played by Edith Scob). All the while, they try desperately to keep their true identities hidden from the wedding guests and the overly conservative Charrier. The movie's physical comedy, snappy dialogue, and irreverent humor make it genuinely funny, but it also has moments that tug at the heartstrings. The relationship between Georges and Albin is portrayed as one of deep love and mutual respect, and the movie celebrates their unconventional family. The performances by Michel Serrault and Ugo Tognazzi are pitch-perfect, and their comedic chemistry is a highlight of the movie. They bring life to the characters and elevate the humor with their impeccable timing and ability to convey complex emotions through facial expressions and body language. The supporting cast is also excellent, with Michel Galabru stealing the show as the uptight and conservative Simon Charrier. His character provides a perfect contrast to the flamboyant Georges and Albin, and his reactions to their antics are priceless. Overall, La Cage aux Folles II is a worthy sequel to the original movie. It retains the heart and humor that made the first movie a hit while introducing new plot points and characters. It is a joyful celebration of love, family, and the freedom to be oneself.