Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand.
The year is 1899, and Christian, a young English writer, has come to Paris to follow the Bohemian revolution taking hold of the city's drug and prostitute infested underworld. And nowhere is the thrill of the underworld more alive than at the Moulin Rouge, a night club where the rich and poor men alike come to be entertained by the dancers, but things take a wicked turn for Christian as he starts a deadly love affair with the star courtesan of the club, Satine. But her affections are also coveted by the club's patron: the Duke. A dangerous love triangle ensues as Satine and Christian attempt to fight all odds to stay together but a force that not even love can conquer is taking its toll on Satine...Written by
Frenchman Henri de Toulousse-Lautrec is played by Hispanic (Colombian) actor John Leguizamo. In the 1952 film Moulin Rouge (1952), he was played by another Hispanic actor, Puerto Rican born José Ferrer. Cast member David Wenham shares the role of another Frenchman with Ferrer: Cyrano de Bergerac. See more »
During "The Show Must Go On," when Satine walks down the aisle of the theater towards Harold and the doors, she pauses for a moment in front of him. The camera moves to Harold's face for a moment, and then back to Satine, who is now standing level with him. See more »
I was somewhat skeptical when this movie was first recommended to me, but I finally gave in. Although I am against the strong sexual presence contained in the movie, it is, by far, one of the few good musicals out there, and as a drama student, I've seen plenty. The words are poetic, the music powerful and moving, the choreography couldn't be better! I was extremely happy with the artistic quality of this movie. I'm not sure if it's on Broadway, but if it is, it deserves it's place! An absolute must see! Like I always say when I write these things, I liked it, but that doesn't mean you will. Try it out for yourself and form your own opinion. After all, one man's trash...
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