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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
Popularity
1,181 ( 425)
Won 2 Oscars. Another 85 wins & 131 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 ... 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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Taglines:

Club Moulin Rouge - an experience you won't forget! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

According to adult film performer Monica Mayhem, some of the wardrobes for this film were borrowed for a production she was on and the production team and performers had to make sure the clothing never got messy. See more »

Goofs

During "Hindi Sad Diamonds", there is a close-up shot of Zidler turning around to look at the Duke, who is sitting in the front row. The next wide shot shows Zidler's red turban facing Satine (upstage) at the bottom of the screen. The next shot is again a close-up with Zidler facing the audience and looking at the Duke. See more »

Quotes

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

At the end of the film the following title cards are displayed: This story is about / TRUTH / BEAUTY / FREEDOM / But above all / LOVE. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Meet Me In The Red Room
Music by Marius De Vries (as Marius Devries)
Lyrics by Amiel Daemion
Performed by Amiel Daemion (as Amiel)
Produced by Blam, Josh G. Abrahams and Marius De Vries (as Marius Devries)
Amiel performs courtesy of Festival Mushroom Records
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User Reviews

Simply Sublime !
15 August 2003 | by Vivien-4See all my reviews

If you look at the story in an emotionless way then it is 'La Dame aux Camélias' meets contemporary music in an abundantly colourful background.

Only I can't look at it emotionlessly. It is just too spectacularly wonderful!

For me, this film lets euphoria take possession of me! It flows all through me and I feel sadness and bliss at the same time as it has me both smiling and crying ecstatically. It makes me yearn for "La grande passion" and, at the same time, feel that passion through Satine and Christian.

This is perfection!


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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:

$184,935,030
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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