Moulin Rouge is a celebration of truth, beauty, freedom but above all things love. Set in the infamous, gaudy and glamorous Paris nightclub, circa 1900, director Baz Luhrmann brings together gorgeous period design and modern-era pop tunes to create a unique tragicomic motion picture experience. Nicole Kidman portrays Satine, the Sparkling Diamond, star of the Moulin Rouge and the city's most famous courtesan. Satine is caught between the love of a young writer and another man's obsession. Ewan McGregor is the writer, Christian, who finds himself plunged into this decadent world where anything goes, except falling in love.
Why You Should See This Film
With the release of Elvis, it feels like the right time to celebrate some of Baz’s greatest hits. Aside from being one of the highest grossing Australian films of all time, and an undeniable audience favourite, Moulin Rouge is remarkable for the sheer craftsmanship, creativity and joie de vivre on display. And it features one of Nicole Kidman’s most iconic roles as Satine. It’ll be so much fun to revisit in a cinema, absinthe in hand.
- Year: 2001
- Rating: M
- Director: Baz Luhrmann
- Cast: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor
- Duration: 128 minutes
- Language: English