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Moulin Rouge! (2001)

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A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets.

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Baz Luhrmann
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Won 2 Oscars. Another 84 wins & 129 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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Taglines:

Every man wanted her. But One man dared to love her. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Cat Stevens would not license his song "Father and Son," which was the first musical number in the original script, because of his current religious beliefs. He objected to the sexual content in the film. The scene featuring "Father and Son" was to have been between Christian and his father in his father's office, with all his father's employees joining in for the chorus. This was to be the segue into his leaving home for Paris. The scene is included in the complete script on the Special Edition DVD. See more »

Goofs

As Christian sings "Come What May" to Satine during the rehearsals he wears a brown hat in the wide shots, but not visible in the close-ups. See more »

Quotes

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

The ending credits are printed on two (very long) hand painted rolls of paper. The camera is still while the paper is scrolled past. The place where the two pieces are joined is clearly visible. The crew tried to hide the splice, but couldn't make it look good enough, and so decided to keep it as seen in the movie. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

El Tango de Roxanne (Medley)
Featuring:
"Roxanne"
Written by Sting
Performed by Ewan McGregor, José Feliciano (as Jose Feliciano), Jacek Koman and Richard Roxburgh
Jose Feliciano performs courtesy of Universal Music Latino
"Le Tango du Moulin Rouge"
Music by Mariano Mores (as Marianito Mores)
Lyrics by Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce
Performed by Ewan McGregor, José Feliciano, Jacek Koman and Richard Roxburgh
Jose Feliciano performs courtesy of Universal Music Latino
"Come What May"
Written by David Baerwald
Performed by Nicole Kidman
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If this movie moved you, stop seeing movies all together!!!!
27 January 2002 | by pulpfictionierSee all my reviews

This film was visually stunning and was shot in a unique style. Unfortunately this isn't a painting and a film can't be given a A just for how it looks on the outside. Just like the new Planet of the Apes, this film was nice to look at but I just wanted to hit the mute button so many times during my viewing. Truly a ghastly film and if it wins best picture over...well anything it would be time to do some national soul searching concerning what kinds of crap we're giving anyone with the first name Baz to make films.


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