Moulin Rouge

(Australia/USA, 2001, 127 minutes)

In 1900 Paris, an aspiring bohemian writer falls madly in love with a courtisane working at the infamous Moulin Rouge night-club. Outrageous, gloriously over-the-top update of classic forties musicals by the makers of the similarly inventive William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet, using re-recorded contemporary pop hits to tell the story; the sheer inventiveness and outrageous creativity involved is more than enough to make it worth a look, even if it sacrifices emotion to speed. Winner of the Academy Awards for art direction and costume design; received another six nominations including best picture and best actress (Nicole Kidman).

Twentieth Century-Fox presents a Bazmark production. Starring Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent, Richard Roxburgh, and David Wenham. Directed by Baz Luhrmann; produced by Martin Brown, Baz Luhrmann and Fred Baron; written by Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce; original score by Craig Armstrong; musical director, Marius de Vries; director of photography, Donald M. McAlpine; production designer, Catherine Martin; costume designers, Catherine Martin and Angus Strathie; film editor, Jill Bilcock; choreographer, John O'Connell.


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