About

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.

7.6
1,363
Directed by

Baz Luhrmann

Written by

Baz Luhrmann (Screenplay)
Craig Pearce (Screenplay)

Runtime

127 minutes

Country

United States of America, Australia

Language

English

Tagline

No Laws. No Limits. One Rule. Never Fall In Love.

Cast

Keywords

paris, france musical music death prostitution 19th century fairy absinthe writer eiffel tower, paris writer's block illness terminal illness duke moulin rouge bohemian red curtain cancan dance la traviata orpheus and eurydice dance hall early 1900s tuberculosis belle epoque dying in arms

Photos

Lists

#709 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#66 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#211 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#53 on The 21st Century’s 100 greatest films BBC

Awards

Oscar for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration Brigitte Broch

Oscar for Best Costume Design

Oscar nomination for Best Makeup

Oscar nomination for Best Sound Andy Nelson Anna Behlmer