Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem, Joel Grey, Fritz Wepper,
Director: Bob Fosse
Running Time: 123 minutes
Certificate: 15 - Contains strong sex references, violence and drug references
Winner of 8 Academy Awards including Liza Minnelli for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
"Superbly choreographed by Fosse, the cabaret numbers evoke the Berlin of 1931 - city of gaiety and perversion, of champagne and Nazi propaganda - so vividly that only an idiot could fail to perceive that something is rotten in the state of Weim."
- Time Out
The screenplay, which never seems to talk down to an audience while at the same time making its candid points with tasteful emphasis, returns the story to a variety of settings.
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.