Moulin Rouge!

A celebration of love and creative inspiration takes place in the infamous, gaudy and glamorous Parisian nightclub, at the cusp of the 20th century. A young poet, who is plunged into the heady world of Moulin Rouge, begins a passionate affair with the club’s most notorious and beautiful star.
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Film Cast:

  • Satine: Nicole Kidman
  • Christian: Ewan McGregor
  • Toulouse-Lautrec: John Leguizamo
  • Harold Zidler: Jim Broadbent
  • The Duke: Richard Roxburgh
  • The Doctor: Garry McDonald
  • The Unconscious Argentinean: Jacek Koman
  • Satie: Matthew Whittet
  • Marie: Kerry Walker
  • Nini Legs in the Air: Caroline O’Connor
  • Arabia: Christine Anu
  • China Doll: Natalie Mendoza
  • Môme Fromage: Lara Mulcahy
  • Audrey: David Wenham
  • The Green Fairy: Kylie Minogue
  • Voice of the Green Fairy: Ozzy Osbourne
  • Le Chocolat: Deobia Oparei
  • Warner: Linal Haft
  • Le Petomane: Keith Robinson
  • Stage Manager: Peter Whitford
  • Satine’s Doctor: Norman Kaye
  • Christian’s Father: Arthur Dignam
  • Landlady: Carole Skinner
  • Man in the Moon: Jonathan Hardy
  • Voice of Man in the Moon: Plácido Domingo
  • La Petite Princesse: Kiruna Stamell
  • Orchestra Member: Anthony Young
  • Character Rake: Dee Donavan
  • Character Rake: Johnny Lockwood
  • Character Rake: Don Reid
  • Prostitute: Tara Morice
  • Absinthe Drinker / Guitarist: Daniel Scott
  • Montmartre Dance Team: Veronica Beattie
  • Montmartre Dance Team: Lisa Callingham
  • Montmartre Dance Team: Rosetta Cook
  • Montmartre Dance Team: Fleur Denny
  • Montmartre Dance Team: Kelly Grauer
  • Montmartre Dance Team: Jaclyn Hanson
  • Montmartre Dance Team: Michelle Hopper
  • Montmartre Dance Team: Fallon King
  • Montmartre Dance Team: Wendy McMahon
  • Montmartre Dance Team: Tracie Morley
  • Montmartre Dance Team: Sue-Ellen Shook
  • Montmartre Dance Team: Jenny Wilson
  • Montmartre Dance Team: Luke Alleva
  • Montmartre Dance Team: Andrew Aroustian
  • Montmartre Dance Team: Stephen Colyer
  • Montmartre Dance Team: Steve Grace
  • Montmartre Dance Team: Mark Hodge
  • Montmartre Dance Team: Cameron Mitchell
  • Montmartre Dance Team: Deon Nuku
  • Montmartre Dance Team: Shaun Parker
  • Montmartre Dance Team: Troy Phillips
  • Montmartre Dance Team: Rodney Syaranamual
  • Montmartre Dance Team: Ashley Wallen
  • Montmartre Dance Team: Nathan Wright
  • Paris Dance Team: Susan Black
  • Paris Dance Team: Nicole Brooks
  • Paris Dance Team: Danielle Brown
  • Paris Dance Team: Anastacia Flewin
  • Paris Dance Team: Fiona Gage
  • Paris Dance Team: Alex Harrington
  • Paris Dance Team: Camilla Jakimowicz
  • Paris Dance Team: Rochelle Jones
  • Paris Dance Team: Caroline Kaspar
  • Paris Dance Team: Mandy Liddell
  • Paris Dance Team: Melanie Mackay
  • Paris Dance Team: Elise Mann
  • Paris Dance Team: Charmaine Martin
  • Paris Dance Team: Michelle Wriggles
  • Paris Dance Team: Michael Boyd
  • Paris Dance Team: Lorry D’Ercole
  • Paris Dance Team: Michael Edge
  • Paris Dance Team: Glyn Gray
  • Paris Dance Team: Craig Haines
  • Paris Dance Team: Stephen Holford
  • Paris Dance Team: Jamie Jewell
  • Paris Dance Team: Jason King
  • Paris Dance Team: Ryan Males
  • Paris Dance Team: Harlin Martin
  • Paris Dance Team: Andrew Micallef
  • Paris Dance Team: Jonathan Schmölzer
  • Paris Dance Team: Bradley Spargo
  • Tabasco Brother: Joseph ‘Pepe’ Ashton
  • Tabasco Brother: Jordan Ashton
  • Tabasco Brother: Marcos Falagan
  • Tabasco Brother: Mitchel Falagan
  • Tabasco Brother: Chris Mayhew
  • Tabasco Brother: Hamish McCann
  • Tabasco Brother: Adrien Janssen
  • Tabasco Brother: Shaun Holloway
  • Cocoliscious Brother: Darren Dowlut
  • Cocoliscious Brother: Dennis Dowlut
  • La Ko Ka Chau: Pina Conti
  • Twin: Nandy McClean
  • Twin: Maya McClean
  • Waiter: Patrick Harding-Irmer
  • Waiter: Albin Pahernik
  • Waiter: Aurel Verne
  • Latin Dancer: Kip Gamblin
  • Audience Member (uncredited): Wilson Alcorn
  • Audience Member (uncredited): Kerry Casey
  • Audience Member (uncredited): Peter Collingwood
  • Audience Member (uncredited): Cass Cumerford
  • The Hand (uncredited): Matthew Dale
  • Courtesan / Seamstress (uncredited): Brenda De Lacy
  • Prostitute (uncredited): Eliana Dona
  • Stagehand (uncredited): Nash Edgerton
  • Hooker #1 (uncredited): Coralie Eichholtz
  • Audience Member (uncredited): Tim Elliott
  • Seamstress (uncredited): Pat Evans
  • Audience Member (uncredited): Nicole Fantl
  • Eccentric Wealthy Lesbian Club Attendee (uncredited): Sandi Finlay
  • Musician (uncredited): Waldo Garrido
  • Stagehand (uncredited): Scott Gregory
  • Street Urchin (uncredited): Kahlia Greksa
  • Street Urchin (uncredited): Karinna Greksa
  • Dancer (uncredited): Trent Harlow
  • Dancer (uncredited): Troy Harrison
  • Stagehand (uncredited): Geoffrey Kiem
  • Audience Member (uncredited): Harold Kissin
  • Stagehand (uncredited): Ian Lind
  • Stagehand (uncredited): Tony Lynch
  • Pawnbroker (uncredited): Angus Martin
  • Mermaid (uncredited): Liliya May
  • Audience Member (uncredited): Paul Maybury
  • Audience Member (uncredited): Scott Peters
  • Dancer (uncredited): Chris Pickard
  • Nervous Nellie (uncredited): Greg Poppleton
  • Stagehand (uncredited): Brett Praed
  • Dancer (uncredited): Thern Reynolds
  • Stagehand (uncredited): Greg Robinson
  • Dancer (uncredited): David Scotchford
  • Oscar Wilde boy (uncredited): Neeraj Singh
  • Stagehand (uncredited): Sotiri Sotiropoulos
  • Audience Member (uncredited): David Whitford
  • Slave Trader (uncredited): Matt Wilson

Film Crew:

  • Casting: Ronna Kress
  • Director of Photography: Donald McAlpine
  • Editor: Jill Bilcock
  • Costume Assistant: Michael Wilkinson
  • Producer: Steve E. Andrews
  • Producer: Baz Luhrmann
  • Producer: Catherine Martin
  • Producer: Martin Brown
  • Set Decoration: Brigitte Broch
  • Screenplay: Craig Pearce
  • Original Music Composer: Craig Armstrong
  • Producer: Fred Baron
  • Producer: Catherine Knapman
  • Casting: Christine King
  • Art Direction: Annie Beauchamp
  • Costume Design: Angus Strathie
  • Hair Designer: Aldo Signoretti
  • Key Makeup Artist: Maurizio Silvi
  • Sound Recordist: Guntis Sics
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Roger Savage
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Andy Nelson
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Anna Behlmer

Movie Reviews:

  • cadkaup: Moulin Rouge has many things to like about it, but comes off as inconsistent at times.

    All of the actors were top notch. I believe it was Nicole Kidman’s best performance of her career. Ewan
    McGregor usually doesn’t add a lot of depth to his characters, but in this movie it was ample. Jim Broadbent was charismatic and Richard Roxburgh was a very convincing pervert, right down to his posture. I liked how well they developed each of these characters. The rest of the actors were also excellent, but the story didn’t lend much depth to their character, and they simply came off as a backdrop or environment for the main four, often becoming a writers convenience or becoming a set of eyes we could see through from the outside looking in.

    There were so many parts I enjoyed about this movie, more particularly the segments where Kidman and McGregor’s relationship was explored. This made for a great second act of the movie. The first and third act I felt suffered from Baz Luhrmann’s rapid, almost epileptic, editing style. His style is not not for everyone, but particularly in this movie, it didn’t allow for much depth of the movie in the first and third act and came off as flashy and showy. This created pacing issues that I felt if he had slowed down and focused more on the characters instead of fitting as many shots into the move that he could, the story would have flowed a lot better.

    The other major inconsistency of the movie was the theme it was building towards, and the theme it ultimately landed on. Throughout the entire movie, they are building a theme of faith in love no matter what the outcome, but the last minute and a half of the movie turns it into a tragedy that I felt was unwarranted and unearned. This would have been a palpable ending if the movie showed the characters doubting that maybe love wasn’t enough, and then a tragedy strikes that proves the point. But instead we have the ending segment that shows us that all this guy’s belief in love was absolutely for not, and that we are left to assume he must have been faking his belief the entire time, because it sure didn’t seem like enough for him. This isn’t about always getting a happy ending, it’s about not getting an ending that was a cheap and quick way to evoke a particular emotion in the audience without really building into. It felt rushed, and again, unearned. (And I’m not talking about the actual event, but more about how the event affected the character.)

    Otherwise, I really wanted to enjoy this movie more than I did. An excellent second act with outstanding performances and likable characters, but with the pacing issues and inconsistencies in building a movie that naturally flowed from one idea to the next keeps me from rating it higher. All in all, though, a fairly enjoyable and rewatch able film nonetheless.

  • Peter89Spencer: I could go on why I enjoyed this film – heck, I reviewed this 3 times on Letterbox!
    But the one simple word I can best describe Moulin Rouge, is poignant. This film give a poignant feeling whenever I get the chance to see this it. The glits, the glamour, the music & the story. This is the perfect love story.
    Ewan McGreggor and Nicole Kidman were terrific.

    I recommend this film as a Valentine’s treat!

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