La Cage Aux Folles 3

It took no fewer than seven - count 'em seven - credited writers to dream up the weak premise and poorly sustained consequences in which our limpwristed heroes are embroiled. Among them one can spot producer Marcello Danon and the late Michel Audiard, specifically credited with the dialog, for which he certainly will not be remembered.

With:
Michel Serrault Ugo Tognazzi Antonella Interlenghi Saverio Vallone Benny Luke Stephane Audran

It took no fewer than seven – count ’em seven – credited writers to dream up the weak premise and poorly sustained consequences in which our limpwristed heroes are embroiled. Among them one can spot producer Marcello Danon and the late Michel Audiard, specifically credited with the dialog, for which he certainly will not be remembered.

Zaza (Michel Serrault) and Renato (Ugo Tognazzi) are alive and well and still living in Saint-Tropez, but their gay nightclub, where Zaza is preparing his high-flying new revue as the Queen of Bees, is in financial straits. Fortunately, Albin stands to inherit a magnificent castle and vast property in Scotland. Unfortunately, the will stipulates Zaza must marry and provide an heir within 18 months, or the inheritance will go to his virile, greedy young cousin.

Renato, pragmatic and wily, hits on a number of schemes to goad his obstinate mate into wedlock, including a pretense that an accident has restored him to heterosexuality; and a matchmaking arrangement with a lonely young beauty who has been jilted and left pregnant by her ex-lover.

The poor screenplay and indifferent direction by Georges Lautner probably won’t matter to those who find a full evening’s entertainment in Serrault, who is always a scream, literally and figuratively. Tognazzi resumes his role as Renato, but still looks bored. Technically, production is more handsome than the previous installment.

La Cage Aux Folles 3

France - Italy

Production: Columbia France/DaMa. Director Georges Lautner; Producer Marcello Danon (exec.); Screenplay Michel Audiard/Jacques Audiard, Marcello Danon, Georges Lautner, Gerard Lamballe; Camera Luciano Tovoli; Editor Michele David; Music Ennio Morricone;; Art Director Mario Garbuglia

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1985. Running time: 87 MIN.

With: Michel Serrault Ugo Tognazzi Antonella Interlenghi Saverio Vallone Benny Luke Stephane Audran

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