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The Birdcage

The Birdcage

The Birdcage

1996 / 117min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: MIKE NICHOLS

CAST: ROBIN WILLIAMS, NATHAN LANE, HANK AZARIA, GENE HACKMAN, DIANNE WIEST

SCREENPLAY - ELAINE MAY

Remaking the 1978 Franco-Italian farce La Cage aux Folles with Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, and a screenplay by his old partner Elaine May, Mike Nichols produced an enormous commercial success that proved irresistible to many who had never thought to see a film with gay protagonists. Going through the bedroom pretense paces at double-time to put on a show of breeder normality for conservative stodge Gene Hackman, Williams and Lane have never been more outrageously funny.