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Moulin Rouge! (2001)

PG-13 | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 1 June 2001 (USA)
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A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets.

Director:

Baz Luhrmann
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1,352 ( 112)
Won 2 Oscars. Another 84 wins & 130 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicole Kidman ... Satine
Ewan McGregor ... Christian
John Leguizamo ... Toulouse-Lautrec
Jim Broadbent ... Harold Zidler
Richard Roxburgh ... The Duke
Garry McDonald Garry McDonald ... The Doctor
Jacek Koman ... The Unconscious Argentinean
Matthew Whittet ... Satie
Kerry Walker Kerry Walker ... Marie
Caroline O'Connor Caroline O'Connor ... Nini Legs In The Air
Christine Anu Christine Anu ... Arabia
Natalie Mendoza ... China Doll
Lara Mulcahy ... Môme Fromage
David Wenham ... Audrey
Kylie Minogue ... The Green Fairy
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Storyline

The year is 1899, and Christian, a young English writer, has come to Paris to follow the Bohemian revolution taking hold of the city's drug and prostitute infested underworld. And nowhere is the thrill of the underworld more alive than at the Moulin Rouge, a night club where the rich and poor men alike come to be entertained by the dancers, but things take a wicked turn for Christian as he starts a deadly love affair with the star courtesan of the club, Satine. But her affections are also coveted by the club's patron: the Duke. A dangerous love triangle ensues as Satine and Christian attempt to fight all odds to stay together but a force that not even love can conquer is taking its toll on Satine... Written by O.G.

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This Story Is About Freedom See more »

Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia | USA

Language:

English | French | Spanish

Release Date:

1 June 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Moulin Rouge See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$167,540, 20 May 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$57,386,607

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$179,213,434
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Shot over a period of 192 days. See more »

Goofs

Toulouse says "you're the voice of the children of the revolution", but his lips don't match the words. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Toulouse-Lautrec: [singing] There was a boy, a very strange enchanted boy...
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Crazy Credits

Curtains open at the beginning and close at the end of the movie. And at the bottom of the screen you can see an orchestra conductor. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Phantom of the Opera (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Zidler's Rap (Medley)
Featuring:
"Zidler's Rap"
Written by Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce, and Marius De Vries (as Marius Devries)
Performed by Jim Broadbent
Produced by Blam, Josh G. Abrahams, and Marius De Vries (as Marius Devries)
"Lady Marmalade"
Written by Bob Crewe and Kenny Nolan
Performed by Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya, and Pink
Produced by Missy Elliott (as Missy Elliott) for Mass Confusion Productions Inc. and Rockwilder for F-5 Productions Inc.
Christina Aguilera performs courtesy of The RCA Music Group
Lil' Kim performs courtesy of Queen Bee Entertainment Inc./Undeas/
Atlantic Recording Corporation
Mya performs courtesy of A&M Records
Pink performs courtesy of Laface Records
"Smells Like Teen Spirit"
Written by Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, and Dave Grohl
Produced by Danny Saber
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The second time I saw it I was touched for the very first time
18 June 2002 | by eb8181See all my reviews

When I first saw Moulin Rouge! last spring, I agreed with the nay-sayers. I thought the camera work was a bit too jarring, the story was too melo-dramatic, the choice of songs was inappropriate, etc. However, I rented the movie last night, and all of my misconceptions were extinguished. This is a spectacular, spectacular film! We are bombarded with uber-realism in today's cinema. Moulin Rouge! offers an entertaining vacation from the normal filmic experience. Moulin Rouge!concerns itself more with its artistic vision rather than the tired popularity contest of most studio films. Luhrman's original style and the sheer talent of the cast (McGregor, Kidman, Broadbent, and more) prove that the musical genre is not dead and, more so, that it can be extremely enjoyable to watch. So if you didn't like Moulin Rouge! the first time, I urge you to see it again with an open mind.


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