Cabaret

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ABC Pictures and Allied Artists Pictures Released 1972

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Director:
Bob Fosse
Released:
1972
Rating:
PG

Cabaret is the acclaimed, award winning 1972 musical directed by legendary choreographer Bob Fosse (All That Jazz, Star 80, Lenny). Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli, New York, New York) is an aspiring actress who sings in a cabaret in early 1930's Berlin. She is fun loving and wild and befriends Englishman Brian Roberts (Michael York, Romeo and Juliet) when he comes to live in a room in the house she is staying in. As the friends become lovers, the rich Max von Heune also comes into their lives and threatens to divide the two. As the cabaret continues, the nature of Sally and Brian's relationship changes and the anti-Semitism and the Nazi party begin to rise in Germany. Director Bob Fosse was against Francis Ford Coppola for The Godfather for the Best Director Oscar and won, also winning the BAFTA and being nominated the Golden Globe. Film also won Oscars for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Scoring Original Song Score and/or Adaptation, Best Sound, Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Joel Grey and Best Actress in a Leading Role - Liza Minnelli.

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Metacritic Score

  • 90

    Variety

    It is literate, bawdy, sophisticated, sensual, cynical, heart-warming, and disturbingly thought-provoking.

  • 88

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    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. Instead of cheapening the movie version by ...

  • 80

    The New York Times

    Cabaret is one of those immensely gratifying imperfect works in which from beginning to end you can literally feel a movie coming to life.

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    Arts, Drama, Music

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    Musicals, Classics