Found in: We Are Here
Cabaret

Cabaret

classified 15

We Are Here

Film

Please note: This was screened in Nov 2019

Director:
Bob Fosse
Cast:
Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem
Duration:
121 mins, 1972, USA
Primary language:
English

Featuring one of Liza Minnelli’s standout roles, Cabaret dives into the mysterious nightlife of 1930’s Germany at the infamous Kit Kat Klub.

The eccentric singer Sally Bowles meets the naïve Brian Roberts when he moves to Berlin to complete his studies, and is determined to ‘fix’ his previous failed attempts at dating women. When the devilishly decadent and wealthy Baron Maximillian von Heune comes to town, the three become increasingly involved in a love triangle, throwing off the trappings of conventional sexuality and relationships.

Watched over by the slightly menacing Master of Ceremonies Cabaret keeps the party going at all costs, with its soundtrack providing the backdrop for both character drama and the rise of the Nazi party in a delicate balance.

Screening as part of BFI Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery, BFI Film Audience Network and ICO. bfimusicals.co.uk

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With an introduction by season curator Julia Ray, student in MA in Curating at the University of West of England.