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Cabaret: 50th Anniversary (15)

The classic screen adaptation of Kander and Ebb’s Broadway musical, with Liza Minnelli in an iconic turn as a nightclub singer in decadent pre-war Berlin.

Bob Fosse’s musical drama Cabaret was a cinematic sensation on its release in 1972. Winning eight Oscars, it also stirred controversy for its morally ambiguous, erotically charged portrayal of a Germany in increasing thrall to the Nazi Party. In 1931 Berlin, Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli) is a young and naïve American singer who performs at the Kit Kat Club. She begins a romance with a reserved British academic (Michael York) who has just moved to the city. As they experiment with different lovers, including the rich playboy baron Maximilien Von Heune (Helmut Griem), the shadow of fascism begins to creep ever further across the Weimar Republic.

"A cinematic masterpiece... still an amazing experience, gloomily sexy, elegant, with an overwhelming sense of evil" – Guardian

  • DIRECTOR: Bob Fosse
  • CAST: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem, Marisa Berenson, Joel Grey, Fritz Wepper

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