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Cabaret
Dir.: Bob Fosse | 124 minutes

Cabaret

USA 1972 | 124 minutes | English, German, French | Hebrew subtitles

1931 pre-War Berlin, a haven of moral decadence and sexual ambiguity. American cabaret singer Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli), meets British academic Brian Roberts (Michael York), who is finishing his university studies. Despite Brian's confusion over his sexuality, the pair become lovers, but the arrival of wealthy playboy Maximilian von Heune (Helmut Griem), complicates matters for them both. Adapted from John Kander and Fred Ebb's acclaimed 1966 Broadway stage production, Cabaret is set against the rise of the Nazi party and the collapse of the Weimar Republic. “This is no ordinary musical. Part of its success comes because it doesn't fall for the old cliché that musicals have to make you happy.” (Roger Ebert). The film won eight Academy Awards (1973)