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“The Birdcage” is a 1996 comedy movie directed by . It stars , , and in lead roles. The movie is about a gay couple, Armand Goldman and Albert, who run a nightclub in South Beach, Miami. Armand's son, Val, announces that he is engaged to the daughter of a conservative senator, and the two families decide to meet. However, the senator and his wife are vehemently opposed to homosexuality, so Armand and Albert must pretend to be a straight couple to impress them.


The movie was nominated for one Academy Award for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration and won several other awards, including the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and the American Comedy Award for Funniest Motion Picture.

Overall, “The Birdcage” was well-received by critics and audiences alike for its hilarious performances, witty dialogue, and message of acceptance and tolerance. The movie was a commercial success, grossing over $185 million worldwide, and has since become a beloved classic in the genre of LGBTQ+ comedies.

Directed by
Produced by Mike NicholsNeil A. Machlis
Screenplay by Elaine May
Based on La Cage aux Folles
by Jean Poiret
Starring , , , ,
Music by Jonathan Tunick
Cinematography Emmanuel Lubezki
Edited by Arthur Schmidt
United Artists
Nichols Film Company
Distributed by MGM/UA Distribution Co.
Release date March 8, 1996
Running time 117 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $31 million
Box office $185.3 million

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