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Hitler is rising to power, racism and anti-Semitism are growing, and the best place to hide from it all is the Berlin cabaret. With dancing girls, an androgynous master of ceremonies (Grey), and American expatriate singer Sally Bowles (Minnelli), you can laugh and drink and pretend tomorrow will never come. Sally does just that. Face to face with the increasing horrors of Nazism, she persists in the belief that the "show must go on." Along for the ride is Englishman Brian Roberts (York, in a role based on Christopher Isherwood's own experiences), who serves both as participant and observer. Based on the John Kander's hit Broadway musical (and Isherwood's stories), the film is impressive, with excellent direction and cinematography.

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Available on Running time 119 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Musical Drama, Nightclubs, Nazis & Other Paramilitary Slugs, Adapted from a Musical, Culture Clash, Gays, Berlin
Jay Presson Allen
Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, Michael York, Marisa Berenson, Helmut Griem, Fritz Wepper, Elisabeth Neumann-Viertel
Geoffrey Unsworth
Bob Fosse
Ralph Burns
ABC Pictures, Allied Artists


Oscars 1972: Actress (Minnelli), Art Dir./Set Dec., Cinematog., Director (Fosse), Film Editing, Sound, Support. Actor (Grey), Orig. Song Score and/or Adapt.; British Acad. 1972: Actress (Minnelli), Director (Fosse), Film; Golden Globes 1973: Actress--Mus./Comedy (Minnelli), Film--Mus./Comedy, Support. Actor (Grey); Natl. Bd. of Review 1972: Director (Fosse), Support. Actor (Grey), Support. Actress (Berenson), Natl. Film Reg. 1995;; Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1972: Support. Actor (Grey); Writers Guild 1972: Adapt. Screenplay.

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Carbaret came out in 1972 and has a total running time of 119 minutes. Carbaret is based on the Broadway musical by John Kander. Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, Michael York, Marisa Berenson and Helmust Griem star in this musical. This film was a big hit as well. It won eight Oscars along with many other wins. Carbaret is set in the 1930’s in Berlin. Sally Bowles is an American singer living in the city of Berlin. There, she’s a singer at a club called “Kit-Kat Club. The young singer faces many challenges and many relationships that originate from the club she works at.