Treat yourself to the finest Oscar-worthy performance of brilliant actors in this musical and romantic drama. Moulin Rouge was written by Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce. Craig Armstrong is the music composer for the movie.
The movie was produced by Fred Baron, Martin Brown, and Baz Luhrmann. It also involved Steve E. Andrews and Catherine Martin as associate producers, as well as Catherine Knapman as co-producer. Moulin Rouge was shot in Australia by Donald McAlpine, the director of photography. Jill Bilock was in charge of the film editing. The movie first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in France on the 9th of May, 2001. It was later released in the USA on the 16th of May 2001. Moulin Rouge was created under Bazmark Films and 20th Century Fox production banner. It was later distributed by 20th Century Fox, Bandur Film, FS Film, Fox-Warner, Disney Channel and other distributors.
The movie was graced with brilliant acting and has been duly recognized for this. After its release, Moulin Rouge was nominated for 130 different awards, winning 87 of them. Notably, it was nominated for 8 Oscars awards, including Best Picture and Best Actress for Nicole Kidman. The movie later bagged the Oscars award for Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design. It was also named on the BBC “Greatest Films since 2000” list in 2016.
The movie starred Satine by Nicole Kidman, Christian by Ewan McGregor, Toulouse Lautrec by John Leguizamo, Harold Zidler by Jim Broadbent, The Duke by Richard Roxburgh, The Doctor by Garry McDonald, Satie by Matthew Whittet, Marie by Kerry Walker, Arabia by Christine Anu, Mome Fromage by Lara Mulcahy, Audrey by David Wenham, Le Chocolat by Deobia Oparei, Warner by Linal Haft, and many other characters.
Christian (Ewan McGregor) leaves his bourgeois father behind in search of his fortune. The movie period is set in the 1890s during the French belle epoque. He travels to Montmartre, Paris where he meets the high-life and drunk artist, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (John Leguizamo) who introduces him to a world unlike one he ever knew. A world of sex, music and drugs all at the Moulin Rouge, a decadent theatre owned by Harold Zidler (Jim Broadbent). There, Christian falls in love with Satine (Nicole Kidman), a courtesan and artist at the Moulin Rouge. He soon finds himself in trouble with a jealous duke (Richard Roxburgh) who wants her for himself.
The movie did so well with its audience and in box office racking up over $179.2 million, for a $52 million budget movie.