Bennie Gaza is the owner of Cabaret Maxime, a nightclub in an old red-light district, where a group of colorful performers create musical acts, burlesque numbers and strip tease. Bennie runs the cabaret like a tight family, dealing with each artist’s unique personality and taking care of his performer wife Stella who suffers from manic depression.

When the once decadent neighborhood starts to become gentrified, Bennie struggles to keep his club afloat. As the residents are being bought up and forced out, Benny is violently threatened when he refuses to sell out. The pressure builds to a dramatic climax as Benny is forced to take a stand against the powers that be.

98 minutes. 35mm/5.1. Portugal-USA 2017
In English


CAST Michael Imperioli, Ana Padrão John Ventimiglia David Proval Nick Sandow Mike Starr Drena De Niro Manuel João Vieira Sharon Angela Suzie Peterson John Frey Selma Uamusse Arthur Nascarella Celeste Rodrigues Tony Brum Anthony Siciliano Meital Dohan CREW Directed by Bruno de Almeida Written by Bruno de Almeida, John Frey Produced by Bruno de Almeida, Jason Kliot, Michael Imperioli Director of Photography Lisa Rinzler Production Designer João Torres Costume Designers Miss Suzie, Silvia Grabowski Editing Bruno de Almeida, Pedro Ribeiro Musical Director Manuel João Vieira Sound Pedro Melo, Branko Neskov Produced by BA Filmes in association with Open City Films, Archangela Productions with the support of Instituto do Cinema e Audiovisual,  RTP and Câmara Municipal de Lisboa Official sponsors TAP Air Portugal and Hotel Tivoli  



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Maio 7, 2018