Musical Mondays: Cabaret (1972)

Musical Mondays: Cabaret (1972)

Musical Mondays: Cabaret (1972)

  • Directed by Bob Fosse
  • Starring Joel Grey, Helmut Griem, Michael York, Liza Minnelli, Helen Vita, Elisabeth Neumann-Viertel, Marisa Berenson, Fritz Wepper, Geor
  • USA | 118mins | 1972 | (15)

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins

Film runtime: 1h 58m

On the last Monday of each month, you’ll find a handpicked musical from past decades.

For our new strand's second outing, we arrive in 1930s Berlin and to life inside and outside the Kit Kat Klub.

There, starry-eyed American Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli) and an impish emcee (Joel Grey), sound the call for decadent fun, while in the street the Nazi party is beginning to grow into a brutal political force. Into this heady world arrives British language teacher Brian Roberts (Michael York) who falls for Sally's charm and soon, the two of them find themselves embroiled in the turmoil and decadence of the era.

This year the film celebrates its 50th anniversary, Christopher Isherwood’s autobiographical Berlin Stories are here wrestled into movie shape by choreographer Bob Fosse, who contributes an incredible razzle-dazzle which landed the film an impressive eight Oscars, in 1973.