2PlotMoulin Rouge is a celebration of truth, beauty, freedom and most of all, Love. Set in the infamous, gaudy and glamorous Paris nightclub, circa This is a completely unique and groundbreaking film from visionary director Baz Luhrmann (Romeo & Juliet, Strictly Ballroom.). Satine (Nicole Kidman) the star of the MOULIN ROUGE and the city’s most famous courtesan is caught between the love of a young writer and another man’s obsession. Christian (Ewan McGregor) is a writer who finds himself plunged into this decadent world where anything goes – except falling in love.
3Characters Top Billed Cast Richard Roxburgh - The Duke Nicole Kidman – SatineKylie Minogue - The Green FairyEwan McGregor – ChristianOzzy Osbourne .-The Green Fairy (voice)John Leguizamo – Toulouse-LautrecJacek Koman ... The Unconscious ArgentineanJim Broadbent - Harold ZidlerSee full Cast list here:
4Christian ~ Ewan McGregor Christian is a young writer who travels to Paris in the 1890’s in search of the “Bohemian Revolution”. Christian becomes the writer of the Moulin Rouge plays. He quickly finds himself caught up in the madness of the Moulin Rouge and completely in love with Satine. Christian attempt to fight all odds to stay together but a force that not even love can conquer is taking its toll on Satine.
5Satine ~ Nicole KidmanSatine is the beautiful and desirable highlight of the Moulin Rouge, where she works as a dancer, and a prostitute. She has been a regular feature at the Moulin Rouge nightclub for awhile. Satine is cited to be the "star of the Moulin Rouge". Throughout the film, Satine falls in love with Christian, but unknown to her illness and how serious it is, the Duke and the reputation of the Moulin Rouge, their relationship becomes quite complicated.
6The Duke ~ Richard Roxburgh The Duke is a rich, pompous man, who uses his money to get what he wants, all the while still being respected. He transforms the Moulin Rouge from a nightclub to a proper theatre. When he arrives, he instantly lusts over Satine and his obsession starts. After a rocky start with Satine, he is drawn in the Christians idea for a play., but In a jealous rage he orders for the play to be changed, so that the beautiful Courtesan (Satine) will choose the Maharajah (his play-within-the-play character) over the penniless Sitar player (the composite of Christian).
7Harold zidler ~ Jim Broadbent Harold is the owner of the Moulin Rouge and Satine’s “father figure”. He keeps everything on track and Satine in line. His “Diamond Dogs” and the Moulin Rouge reputation is what he is well known for.
8Technical detailsRunning time: 127 minutes approx. Colour and black and white.Genre: Drama, Romance and Musical
9Director ~ Baz Luhrmann Director and producerDirector ~ Baz LuhrmannProducer ~ Fred Baron
10Release DatesEntered the cinemas on 24 May 2001 (Australia).
11Awards AFI Awards, USA Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s) 2001 WonAFI Film AwardAFI Composer of the Year Craig ArmstrongAFI Editor of the Year Jill BilcockNominatedAFI Movie of the Year Martin Brown Baz Luhrmann Fred Baron
12awards Cannes Film Festival Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s) 2001NominatedPalme d’OrBaz Luhrmann
13awards Moulin Rouge has Won 2 Oscars. Read for more awards (69 Wins and 82 nominations) here.
15Song listNature Boy" – Nat King Cole, covered by David Bowie and remixed by Massive Attack for the soundtrack."The Sound of Music" – Mary Martin"The Lonely Goatherd" – also from The Sound of Music (but heard as instrumental)"Children of the Revolution" – T. Rex"Lady Marmalade" – Labelle, covered for the film, by Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mýa, Missy Elliott and Pink)"Because We Can" – Fatboy Slim"Complainte de la Butte" – Georges Van Parys and Jean Renoir
16Song list "Diamond Dogs" – David Bowie covered for the film by Beck. "Galop Infernal (Can-can)" – Jacques Offenbach (tune for Spectacular, Spectacular)"One Day I'll Fly Away" – The Crusaders, later Randy Crawford among others"Gorecki" – Lamb"Come What May" – Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman (written by David Baerwald)"Roxanne" – The Police (Title in film: "El Tango de Roxanne"; music by Mariano Mores)"Tanguera" – Mariano Mores
17Song list "Rhythm of the Night" – DeBarge "Material Girl" – Madonna "Smells Like Teen Spirit" – Nirvana"Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" – Carol Channing (later, and notably by Marilyn Monroe)"The Show Must Go On" – Queen"Like a Virgin" – Madonna"Your Song" – Elton John"Chamma Chamma" - Alka Yagnik
18QuotationsChristian: The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.[singing] Christian: I was made for lovin' you, baby, you were made for lovin' me! Satine: The only way of lovin' me, baby, is to pay a lovely fee!Christian: This story is about truth, beauty, freedom; but above all things, this story is about love.Satine: Tell our story Christian, that way I'll-I'll always be with you.
19QuotationsChristian: Above all things I believe in love. Love is like oxygen. Love is a many-splendored thing. Love lifts us up where we belong. All you need is love!Zidler: Outside it may be raining, but in here it's entertaining!Toulouse: Things aren't always as they seem. Christian: Things are exactly the way they seem.Christian: Thank you for curing me of my ridiculous obsession with love.
20Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor StillsNicole Kidman and Ewan McGregorDVD cover (OFFICIAL)