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Cabaret is a 1972 American musical drama film directed by Bob Fosse, and starring Liza Minnelli, Michael York and Joel Grey.[7]

Set in Berlin during the Weimar Republic in 1931,[8] under the presence of the growing Nazi Party, the film is loosely based on the 1966 Broadway musical Cabaret by Kander and Ebb,[7] which was adapted from Christopher Isherwood's semi-autobiographical novel The Berlin Stories (1945) and the 1951 play I Am a Camera adapted from the same work.[7][9]: 609  Multiple numbers from the stage score were used for the film, which also featured three other songs by Kander and Ebb, including two written for the adaptation.[10][11] In the traditional manner of musical theater, most major characters in the stage version sing to express their emotions and advance the plot; in the film, however, the musical numbers are entirely diegetic.[9]: 609  All of them take place inside the club,[10][9]: 609  with one exception: "Tomorrow Belongs to Me", the only song sung neither by the characters of the Master of Ceremonies or Sally Bowles.[12]






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