Berlin-Kabarett, The Wild Scene

1919-1933

A musical documentary film, Berlin-Kabarett, The Wild Scene, tells us "the true story of Cabaret" and doing so, unveils one of the most fascinating cultural phenomenon of the Weimar Republic: the Berlin artistic Kabarett.

Invested by the best artists of the time, the berliner artistic kabaretts experimented unheard-of artistic forms as well as they came to serve as a weapon for criticism and protest. Thus they became the critically reflective mirror of topical events, morals, politics and culture of the unstable Weimar Republic, the symbol of Berlin Tempo too.

Solidly built on the ground of a material consisting of rare visual and sound archives, this film seeks to give the spectator an inside view of the Berlin artistic kabarett scene, as a witness to Weimar Republic's history. Alongside dramatic mutations, through the Era of Inflation, the Golden Years and the Depression to the surge of Nazism, Berlin-Kabarett, The Wild Scene, spotlights this outpost of an unbroken conscience.

Movie director : Fabienne Rousso-Lenoir

Duration : 01 h 00 min
Production date : 2010
Production : © Bel Air Media / ARTE France
Available version(s) : VI



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