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FULL SYNOPSIS

The third film from pop-music-obsessed director Baz Luhrmann tweaks the conventions of the musical genre by mixing a period romance with anachronistic dialogue and songs in the style of his previous Romeo+Juliet (1996). Ewan McGregor stars as Christian, who leaves behind his bourgeois father during the French belle époque of the late 1890s to seek his fortunes in the bohemian underworld of Montmartre, Paris. Christian meets the absinthe- and alcohol-addicted artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (John Leguizamo), who introduces him to a world of sex, drugs, music, theater, and the scandalous dance known as the cancan, all at the Moulin Rouge, a decadent dance hall, brothel, and theater that's the brainchild of Harold Zidler (Jim Broadbent). Christian also meets and falls into a tragically doomed romance with the courtesan Satine (Nicole Kidman), who becomes the star of the play he's writing, which parallels the couple's romance and utilizes rock music from a century later, including songs by Nirvana, Madonna, the Beatles, and Queen, among others. Loosely based on the opera Orpheus in the Underworld, Moulin Rouge was shown in competition at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:May 16, 2001

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
American Film Institute Jill Bilcock Best Editing 2001 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Jill Bilcock Best Editing 2001 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jill Bilcock Best Editing 2001 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Angus Strathie Best Costume Design 2001 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Angus Strathie Best Costume Design 2001 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Anna Behlmer Best Sound 2001 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Maurizio Silvi Best Makeup 2001 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Roger Savage Best Sound 2001 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Baz Luhrmann Best Director 2001 Winner
American Film Institute Baz Luhrmann Best Picture 2001 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Baz Luhrmann Best Original Screenplay 2001 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Baz Luhrmann Best Director 2001 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Baz Luhrmann Best Picture 2001 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Baz Luhrmann Best Director 2001 Nominee
Writers Guild of America Baz Luhrmann Best Original Screenplay 2001 Nominee
Directors Guild of America Baz Luhrmann Best Director 2001 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Baz Luhrmann Best Picture 2001 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Ewan McGregor Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 2001 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Jim Broadbent Best Supporting Actor 2001 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Jim Broadbent Best Supporting Actor 2001 Winner
National Board of Review Jim Broadbent Best Supporting Actor 2001 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Nicole Kidman Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 2001 Winner
Broadcast Film Critics Association Nicole Kidman Best Actress 2001 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Nicole Kidman Best Actress 2001 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Donald M. McAlpine Best Cinematography 2001 Nominee
American Society of Cinematographers Donald M. McAlpine Best Cinematography 2001 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Donald M. McAlpine Best Cinematography 2001 Nominee
American Film Institute Martin Brown Best Picture 2001 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Martin Brown Best Picture 2001 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Martin Brown Best Picture 2001 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Catherine Martin Best Production Design 2001 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Catherine Martin Best Costume Design 2001 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Catherine Martin Best Art Direction 2001 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Catherine Martin Best Production Design 2001 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Catherine Martin Best Costume Design 2001 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Andy Nelson Best Sound 2001 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Brigitte Broch Best Art Direction 2001 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Aldo Signoretti Best Makeup 2001 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Craig Pearce Best Original Screenplay 2001 Nominee
Writers Guild of America Craig Pearce Best Original Screenplay 2001 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association David Baerwald Best Original Song 2001 Nominee
American Film Institute Fred Baron Best Picture 2001 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Fred Baron Best Picture 2001 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Fred Barron Best Picture 2001 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Guntis Sics Best Sound 2001 Nominee

Cast

Nicole Kidman
as Satine
Ewan McGregor
as Christian
John Leguizamo
as Toulouse-Lautrec
Jim Broadbent
as Zidler
Richard Roxburgh
as Duke of Worcester
Garry McDonald
as The Doctor
Jacek Koman
as The Unconscious Argentinean
Matthew Whittet
as Satie
Kerry Walker
as Marie
Caroline O'Connor
as Nini Legs in the Air
David Wenham
as Audrey
Christine Anu
as Arabia
Natalie Mendoza
as China Doll
Lara Mulcahy
as Mome Fromage
Kylie Minogue
as Green Fairy

Crew

Baz Luhrmann
Director
Baz Luhrmann
Producer
Fred Baron
Producer
Martin Brown
Producer
Baz Luhrmann
Screenwriter
Craig Pearce
Screenwriter
Donald M. McAlpine
Cinematographer
Anton Monsted
Musical Direction/Supervision
Jill Bilcock
Editor
Catherine Martin
Production Designer
Ian Gracie
Supervising Art Director
Ian Gracie
Art Director
Anne Beauchamp
Art Director
Catherine Knapman
Co-producer
Steven E. Andrews
Associate Producer
Catherine Martin
Associate Producer
Aaron Marsden
Set Designer
Andrew Powell
Set Designer
Brigitte Broch
Set Designer
Louise Rooney
Set Designer
Martin Ash
Set Designer
Ed Cotton
Set Designer
Brigitte Broch
Set Decorator
Angus Strathie
Costume Designer
Catherine Martin
Costume Designer
Guntis Sics
Sound/Sound Designer
Steven E. Andrews
First Assistant Director
Ronna Kress
Casting
Roger Savage
Special Effects Supervisor
Roger Savage
Sound Director
Maurizio Silvi
Makeup
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