Bob Fosse achieved a major feat in 1972 when he received an Oscar for Cabaret, a Tony Award for Pippin and an Emmy Award for Liza with a Z in the same year.
Eight years later, while at the top of his career and with a reputation as an exceptionally gifted choreographer and director, Bob Fosse suffered a heart attack. It was following this major event that he directed All that Jazz, a sparkling musical in which he paints a picture of his own life.
All that Jazz recounts the career of a director, in the image of Bob Fosse, who works relentlessly to produce his next Broadway show during the day and edit his film at night. Add to this a mixture of sex, drugs and alcohol, which imprisons him in a cycle of amphetamines, puts his health in jeopardy and causes him to suffer hallucinations. All this is depicted through a succession of musical scenes, reinforced by visionary editing, that alternate between past, present and future and mix fantasy with reality to produce numbers worthy of the greatest spectacles.