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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12
Cast
Nicole Kidman
Ewan McGregor
John Leguizamo
Jim Broadbent
Directors
Baz Luhrmann
Screenwriters
Baz Luhrmann
Craig Pearce
Running Time
128 minutes

Moulin Rouge
Triumphant, if unconventional, reworking of the musical


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Plot
Paris, 1899, and romantic poet Christian starts hanging out at the notorious Moulin Rouge. On first glimpsing the club's star, Satine, he falls madly in love, and she returns his feelings. But with her health deteriorating and a jealous Duke set on separa


Verdict
A breathtaking baroque film that marries the best of theatre, opera and cinematic technique. Luhrmann generally keeps a grip on the chaotic proceedings and his cast throw themelves at the material with gusto - in short, a triumphant, if uncoventional, rewarding experience.


Reviewed by Liz Beardsworth

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