Questions about the Cabaret movie
Dear Musicals.Net Posters,
I have the movie version of Cabaret, and (SPOILERS)
throughout the movie, the MC makes tons of lewd faces at Sally Bowles. The MC even whispers something unintelligible to her before she goes onstage to perform "Mein Herr".
I don't understand the MC's intentions. The MC seems to know Sally really well, and yet, he seems to be goading her throughout the movie. Is he really a mean, cruel man who represents the future hell that Germany will have to live through? Is he simply trying to convince Sally to be more realistic about both her life and the state of the country? Is he trying to bully Sally into staying at the Kit Kat Club because she's the club's biggest financial draw? Is he Sally's closest lover, who feels as though he knows her better than anyone else? Is $ally just a $ sign to the MC, or is he really looking out for her interests? The MC and Sally really seem to know each other personally, and yet, the MC seems to be continually giving Sally a bad time.
Thanks in advance for your ideas, opinions, etc.