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Cabaret (1972)

 -  Drama | Musical  -  13 February 1972 (USA)
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A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them.

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Helmut Griem ...
Maximilian von Heune
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Master of Ceremonies
Fritz Wepper ...
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Elisabeth Neumann-Viertel ...
Helen Vita ...
Fräulein Kost
Sigrid von Richthofen ...
Fräulein Mayr (as Sigrid Von Richthofen)
Gerd Vespermann ...
Bobby
Ralf Wolter ...
Herr Ludwig
Georg Hartmann ...
Willi
Ricky Renée ...
Elke (as Ricky Renee)
Estrongo Nachama ...
Cantor
Kathryn Doby ...
Kit-Kat Dancer
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Storyline

Sally Bowles, an American singer in 1930s Berlin, falls in love with bi-sexual Brian. They are both then seduced by Max, a rich playboy. Sally becomes pregnant, and Brian offers to marry her... All the characters are linked by the Kit-Kat club, a nightspot where Sally sings. Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>

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nazi | dancer | cabaret | singer | jewish | See more »

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The Award-Winning Smash Hit Musical [UK Video] See more »

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Drama | Musical

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Release Date:

13 February 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cabaret  »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$42,765,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Billy Wilder and Gene Kelly turned down the offer to direct the project before it was accepted by Bob Fosse. See more »

Goofs

During the song "Willkommen" when the Master of Ceremonies says "Outside, it is windy," his mouth does not match what he's saying on the word "windy". See more »

Quotes

Sally: Doesn't my body drive you wild with desire?
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Maybe This Time
Written by John Kander and Fred Ebb
Sung by Liza Minnelli
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More than just an excellent movie
6 September 2004 | by (Ukraine --> USA) – See all my reviews

The movie is perfect. You will enjoy the bright play of brightest actors as well as tunes that have become classical. In any moment you can pause a movie and get a picture that you'd want to hang up on the wall in your house - so beautiful the movie is. If you can play any musical instrument, you will definitely try playing tunes from Cabaret. But the film has more than that : it also shows how Germany was slowly but inevitably turning to fascism. You feel scary when you listen to a song "Tomorrow belongs to me" and see that the boy singing the song wears the Nazi emblem on his shoulder. It gives you this sort of "I-know-what-will-be-in-the-end" feeling you have when you see newspapers and videos made years ago - yet it reveals some sides you didn't know about.

Cabaret is a very deep movie. There are lots of details in the movie - brightly exposed to us by an excellent cameraman - which create a second, historical storyline which you start to understand only after you watch the movie for a while. Cabaret is the kind of movie you'd want to see several times.


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