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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.

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Baz Luhrmann
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541 ( 255)
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 ... 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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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

Gross USA:

$57,386,607

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$184,928,135
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Several images (i.e. clowns, men in tuxedos with tutus) are taken from Toulouse-Lautrec's paintings of the Moulin Rouge and nearby clubs. See more »

Goofs

Satine goes to great time and effort to be bound into a red dress before her meeting with "the Duke". Why would she then change into the black negligee in which she arrives at the Elephant Room? 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 »

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Referenced in The Great Gatsby (2013) See more »

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Written by Jacques Offenbach
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A magical musical fantasy gone wild
12 June 2003 | by fairydustchildSee all my reviews

I had been warned about Moulin Rouge! by my friends a few years ago when they saw it in the theaters.

"So, this is what an acid trip must feel like!" was the exact quote...

I beg to differ...

Moulin Rouge! was a fantastic film in my eyes. Yes, it was VERY different and definately stuck out in the pool of films that came out in 2001.

I applaud Baz Lurhman for his effort to create a magical musical that involves comedy, music, and a beautiful romance.

Yes, this film was over the top but that is the point... it is not meant to be realistic... but entertaining. The colors, the music, the dancing, the sets... all of it are meant to bring the audience on a magical cinematic journey.

Not every film is meant to please everyone. But for those who love musicals this is a must see. Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, and Jim Broadbent give amazing performances... it is a shame though that Ewan and John were not nominated for Oscars for their roles.

This film is absolutely thrilling. I give it a 10/10.


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