Christian, a young writer with a magical gift for poetry, defies his bourgeois father by moving to the bohemian underworld of Montmartre, Paris. He is taken in by the absinthe- soaked artist Toulouse- Lautrec, whose party- hard life centers aound the Moulin Rouge, a world of sex, drugs, electricity and the shocking Can-Can. Christian falls into a passionate but ultimately doomed love affair with Satine, the Sparkling Diamond, the most beautiful courtesan in Paris and star of the Moulin Rouge.
2 hr. 6 min.
Opened May, 18th 2001
CastNicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, Jim Broadbent, John Leguizamo
DirectorBaz Luhrmann WriterBaz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce