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Luhrmann resurrects the famed Parisian/Montmartre nightclub decadence in his surreal quasi 1899-set movie musical that stars Kidman as the club's star singer/dancer/courtesan Satine, who entrances McGregor's naive poet, Christian. Naturally, their love is doomed--in part because she has this nasty cough. Leguizamo shows up as artist Toulouse Lautrec. Luhrmann likes to shake up staid genres (witness "Strictly Ballroom" and "Romeo + Juliet") and in this case he married pop music (uneasily) with extraordinary elaborate visuals. This doesn't always work but the director deserves points for sheer chutzpah and Kidman has never looked more stunning.

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Available on Running time 126 minutes. Originally from Australian, United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Nightclubs, Paris, Musical Fantasy, Terminal Illness, Showbiz Musicals, Period Piece: 19th Century, Writers, Oldest Profession
Screenplay
Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce
Cast
Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent, Garry McDonald, Kylie Minogue, Richard Roxburgh, David Wenham, Natalie Mendoza
Cinematography
Donald McAlpine
Director
Baz Luhrmann
Music
Craig Armstrong
Other
Guntis Sics, Anton Monsted, Jill Bilcock, Ann Marie Beauchamp, Catherine Martin, Angus Strathie, Catherine Martin
Producer
Baz Luhrmann, Martin Brown, Fred Baron, Bazmark, 20th Century-Fox

Awards

Oscars 2001: Art Dir./Set Dec., Costume Des.; Australian Film Inst. 2001: Cinematog., Costume Des., Film Editing, Sound; British Acad. 2001: Sound, Support. Actor (Broadbent), Score; Golden Globes 2002: Actor--Mus./Comedy, Actress--Mus./Comedy (Kidman), Score; L.A. Film Critics 2001: Support. Actor (Broadbent); Natl. Bd. of Review 2001: Film, Support. Actor (Broadbent).

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Nicholle

I love this movie! It's Paris in 1899. Christian, a young English poet, comes to Paris to pursue a career as a writer. He soon meets a group of Bohemians who tell him that he should write a musical show for them to be performed at the Moulin Rouge, the most famous underworld night club in Paris. The night they arrive at the Moulin Rouge, Christian meets Satine, the club's star and a beautiful courtesan. He falls head-over-heels in love with her and though it takes a bit of convincing, she falls for him as well. Meanwhile, the club's owner, Harold Zidler, invests in a wealthy Duke to help pay for the club, however, the duke will only pay if Satine is his. This crazy love triangle twists and turns. Little does Satine know that she has a deadly secret that could end everything.