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Moulin Rouge! (2001)

Coming Out at 24 May 2001 in theaters.

Drama, Musical, Romance

Moulin Rouge! is a jukebox musical romantic drama film directed, co-produced, and co-written by Baz Luhrmann. The film tells the story of a young English poet/writer, Christian (Ewan McGregor), who falls in love with the star of the Moulin Rouge, cabaret actress and courtesan Satine (Nicole Kidman). It uses the musical setting of the Montmartre Quarter of Paris, France. The film is the third part of Luhrmann’s “Red Curtain Trilogy,” following Strictly Ballroom and Romeo + Juliet.

At the 74th Academy Awards, the film was nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actress for Nicole Kidman, winning two: for Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design. It was the first musical nominated for Best Picture in 10 years, following Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (1991). In BBC’s 2016 poll of the greatest films since 2000, Moulin Rouge! ranked 53rd.

In the year 1900, a man named Christian, suffering from depression, begins writing on his typewriter (“Nature Boy”). As Christian narrates, the film flashes back to one year earlier upon Christian’s move to the Montmartre district of Paris to become a writer among members of the area’s Bohemian movement. He soon discovers that his neighbours are a loose troupe of performers led by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Toulouse-Lautrec and the others ask for Christian’s help, and his writing skills allow them to finish their proposed show, Spectacular Spectacular, that they wish to sell to the owner of the Moulin Rouge, Harold Zidler.

The group arrives at the Moulin Rouge as Zidler and his “Diamond Dog Dancers” perform for the audience (“Zidler’s Rap Medley/Can Can Dance”). Toulouse arranges for Christian to see Satine, the star courtesan, in her private quarters to present the work, unaware that Zidler has been promising Satine to the wealthy and psychopathic Duke of Monroth, a potential investor in the cabaret (“Sparkling Diamonds”).

Director: Baz Luhrmann

Writers: Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce

Stars: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent, Richard Roxburgh, Garry McDonald, Jacek Koman


Nicole KidmanSatine
Ewan McGregorChristian
John LeguizamoToulouse-Lautrec
Jim BroadbentHarold Zidler
Richard RoxburghThe Duke
Garry McDonaldThe Doctor
Jacek KomanThe Unconscious Argentinean
Matthew WhittetSatie
Kerry WalkerMarie
Caroline O’ConnorNini Legs In The Air
Christine AnuArabia
Natalie MendozaChina Doll
Lara MulcahyMôme Fromage
David WenhamAudrey
Kylie MinogueThe Green Fairy
Ozzy OsbourneThe Green Fairy (voice)
Deobia OpareiLe Chocolat
Linal HaftWarner
Keith RobinsonLe Petomane
Peter WhitfordStage Manager
Norman KayeSatine’s Doctor
Arthur DignamChristian’s Father
Carole SkinnerLandlady
Jonathan HardyMan In The Moon
Plácido DomingoMan In The Moon (voice) 
Kiruna StamellLa Petite Princesse 
Anthony YoungOrchestra Member
Dee DonavanCharacter Rake
Johnny LockwoodCharacter Rake
Don ReidCharacter Rake
Tara MoriceProstitute
Daniel ScottAbsinthe Drinker / Guitarist
Veronica BeattieMontmartre Dancer / Tattoo
Lisa CallinghamMontmartre Dancer
Rosetta CookMontmartre Dancer
Fleur DennyMontmartre Dancer / Antoinette
Kelii GrauerMontmartre Dancer / Pearly Queen
Jaclyn HansonMontmartre Dancer
Michelle HopperMontmartre Dancer
Fallon KingMontmartre Dancer / School Girl
Wendy McMahonMontmartre Dancer
Tracie MorleyMontmartre Dancer
Sue-Ellen ShookMontmartre Dancer / Baby Doll
Jenny WilsonMontmartre Dancer / Historic
Luke AllevaMontmartre Dancer
Andrew AroustianMontmartre Dancer
Stephen ColyerMontmartre Dancer
Steve GraceMontmartre Dancer 
Mark HodgeMontmartre Dancer
Cameron MitchellMontmartre Dancer
Deon NukuMontmartre Dancer
Shaun ParkerMontmartre Dancer
Troy PhillipsMontmartre Dancer
Rodney SyaranamualMontmartre Dancer
Ashley WallenMontmartre Dancer
Nathan WrightMontmartre Dancer
Susan BlackParisian Dancer
Nicole BrooksParisian Dancer
Danielle BrownParisian Dancer
Anastacia FlewinParisian Dancer
Fiona GageParisian Dancer
Alex HarringtonParisian Dancer
Camilla JakimowiczParisian Dancer
Rochelle G. JonesParisian Dancer
Caroline KasparParisian Dancer
Mandy LiddellParisian Dancer
Melanie MackayParisian Dancer
Elise MannParisian Dancer
Charmaine MartinParisian Dancer
Michelle WrigglesParisian Dancer
Michael BoydParisian Dancer
Lorry D’ErcoleParisian Dancer
Michael EdgeParisian Dancer
Glyn GrayParisian Dancer
Craig HainesParisian Dancer
Stephen HolfordParisian Dancer
Jamie JewellParisian Dancer
Jason KingParisian Dancer
Ryan MalesParisian Dancer
Harlin MartinParisian Dancer
Andrew MicallefParisian Dancer
Jonathan SchmölzerParisian Dancer
Bradley SpargoParisian Dancer
Joseph ‘Pepe’ AshtonTabasco Brother
Jordan AshtonTabasco Brother
Marcos FalaganTabasco Brother
Mitchel FalaganTabasco Brother
Chris MayhewTabasco Brother
Hamish McCannTabasco Brother
Adrien JanssenTabasco Brother
Shaun HollowayTabasco Brother
Darren DowlutCocoliscious Brother
Dennis DowlutCocoliscious Brother
Pina ContiLa Ko Ka Chau
Nandy McCleanTwin
Maya McCleanTwin
Patrick Harding-IrmerWaiter
Albin PahernikWaiter
Aurel VerneWaiter
Kip GamblinLatin Dancer

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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