La cage aux folles II (1980)

Director
Édouard Molinaro

Main cast
Michel Serrault; Ugo Tognazzi; Marcel Bozzuffi; Michel Galabru; Paola Borboni

Genres
Comedy

Description
In a move to make his partner, Renato, jealous, the flamboyant Albin waits in a local cafe - dressed as a woman - hoping to be picked up. But Albin gets more than he bargains for when the fly he catches in his web is actually a spy, who uses him as an unwitting courier of secret microfilm. Now on the run from ruthless agents, Albin and Renato flee to Italy where they attempt to hide out on a farm, with Albin posing as Renato's wife. Can Albin escape the deadly pursuit of these relentless spies or does he have to sustain this charade - as a woman - forever?


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