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Cabaret
 
 

Directed by Bob Fosse, USA 1972
123 mins. English and German dialogue with English sub-titles

WINNER : BEST DIRECTOR, ACTRESS AND SUPPORTING ACTOR AT 1973 OSCARS

 
Summary:
 
Adapted from the Broadway show, this hard-hitting musical drama is set in decadent 1930s Berlin during Hitler's rise to power. The film chronicles the friendship between Cambridge student Brian Roberts (Michael York) with the high-spirited Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli), a singer at the sleazy Kit Kat nightclub, where the anti-Semitic Emcee (Joel Grey) sets a tone of debauchery. Fabulous slick direction with highly-memorable songs.
 
What the Critics say:
 
"Superbly choreographed by Fosse, the cabaret numbers evoke the Berlin of 1931 - city of gaiety and perversion, of champagne and Nazi propaganda - so vividly that only an idiot could fail to perceive that something is rotten in the state of Weimar."  (Tom Milne - Time Out)

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