2001, 127 mins, USA/AUS, certificate 12A
The infamous Parisian club Moulin Rouge provides the backdrop for Baz Luhrmannâ€™s kaleidoscopic love story. Christian (Ewan McGregor) a British poet is plunged into the seedy, yet glamorous, Parisian underworld through his meeting of bohemian artist Toulouse-Lautrec and meets and falls in love with the eponymous clubâ€™s star Satine (Nicole Kidman).
The story of their ultimately doomed relationship is played out through pop songs, dreamlike settings, lush colour, blink-and-you-miss-it scene changes, turn of the century glitz and glamour, poet-in-a-garret-style-poverty and some outstanding and hilarious performances by the likes of Jim Broadbent. Itâ€™s a visual feast.