We all know Hermes was a saddle-maker. But that's only a partial excuse for Gaulthier's bizarre, Weimar-esque, English-gentleman-turned-Anthony Burgess-character sinister costume ball.

Wilkommen


Bienvenue


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Welcome...


Here, life is beautiful


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(Even the orchestra is beautiful.)


Leave your troubles outside!


Life is disappointing? Forget it!


(Marlene-approved)


Divine decadence, darling!


Life truly is a cabaret!



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