A FILM BY: Bob Fosse
WRITTEN BY: Joe Masteroff, John Van Druten
STARRING: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem

Picked by Sarah, Front of House

In Berlin in 1931, 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 the wealthy and decadent playboy Maximilian von Heune (Helmut Griem) complicates matters for them both. This love triangle plays out against the rise of the Nazi party and the collapse of the Weimar Republic.

Sarah says: Directed by Bob Fosse with music and lyrics by Kander & Ebb, CABARET takes place in Berlin during the uprising of the Nazi party. It centers around cabaret singer, Sally Bowles (LIZA MINNELLI!!!!!) and brings gitter, jazz, and sexual fluidity to the forefront despite the world falling apart (relevant) and reminds us to live life to the fullest.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1972
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 124 mins
Format: 35mm