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Moulin Rouge
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hristian is young writer who arrives in Paris in 1899. He meets Satine (Nicole Kidman) who is a nightclub dancer. She plans to seduce the Duke, a wealthy aristocrat. She is hoping the Duke will give the nightclub some money. She meets Christian and mistakes him for the Duke. The two become romantically involved. However, when Satine realises her mistake she decides she must now seduce the real Duke and get his financial support.

The movie is an odd combination of romantic tragedy and broadway musical. At times the acting seems overdone. The story line is rather thin. A strange atmosphere pervades much of the movie. However, there is much to recommend it. The sets are magical and they help take us into the almost fairytale world of 19th century Paris nightlife.

Rating: 5.5 out of 10

 

 


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