Moulin Rouge


    Above all things this story is about love!


    A Penniless Poet and A Sparkling Diamond

    Ewan McGregor as Christian

    Nicole Kidman as Satine

    The Cannes Film Festival has selected
    MOULIN ROUGE as the festival's
    opening night film on May 9, 2001. The
    film will be screened in competition.

    We should be lovers
    We can't do that
    We should be lovers, and that's a fact.

    Though nothing will keep us together
    We could steal time just for one day
    We could be heroes, forever and ever
    We could be heros just for one day.

    This is a Story About Love

    He's got a HUGE... talent

    I don't need you anymore! All my life you made believe I was only worth what someone would pay for me! But Christian loves me. He loves me! He loves me, Harold. And that is worth everything! We're going away from you, away from the Duke, away from the Moulin Rouge!

    Ultimately Doomed

    This woman is yours now. I've paid my whore.
    I owe you nothing. And you are nothing to me. Thank you for curing me of my ridiculous obsession with love.

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

    We're creatures of the underworld. We cannot afford to love.

    Come What May

    I will love you until my dying day

    You're gonna be bad for business, I can tell.

    I believe in truth, freedom, and above all things; Love.

    He entered a world where fantasy is real,
    where he could be anything he wanted,
    and where he would discover
    the most dangerous temptation of all

    I can't fall in love with anyone,
    I make men believe what they want to believe.

  • Make Christian believe you don't love him.
  • He'll fight for me.
  • Hurt him. Hurt him to save him.


    Never fall in love with a woman who sells herself,
    it always ends bad.

    are a girl's best friend.

    "Takings risks in the performance of a lifetime -- she sings, she dances, she dies."

    "The film dances, the heart sings. It transcends speech with song, allowing the soul to soar."

    A magnificent, opulent, tremendous, stupendous, gargantuan, bedazzlement, a sensual ravishment. It will be:

    Spectacular Spectacular!

    Christian, you may see me only as a drunken, vice-ridden gnome whose friends are just pimps and girls from the brothels. But I know about art and love, if only because I long for it with every fiber of my being.

    Moulin Rouge

    Christian [Ewan McGregor], a young writer with a magical gift for poetry,
    defies his bourgeois father by moving to the bohemian underworld of
    Montmartre, Paris. He is taken in by the absinthe- soaked artist
    Toulouse- Lautrec, whose party- hard life centres around the Moulin Rouge,
    a world of sex, drugs, electricity & the shocking Can-Can. Christian falls
    into a passionate but ultimately doomed love affair with Satine, the
    Sparkling Diamond [Nicole Kidman], the most beautiful courtesan in Paris
    & star of the Moulin Rouge.

    He's handsome, he's a poet,
    he's a genius! What's not to
    like about that?

    Above all things I believe in love.
    Love is like oxygen.
    Love is a many-splendored thing, love lifts us up where we belong, all you need is love.

    This is a story about Love at the Moulin Rouge.

    Days turned into weeks, weeks turned into months. And then, one not-so-very special day, I sat down at my typewriter and wrote our story. A story about a time, a story about a place, a story about the people. But above all these things, a story about love. A love that will live forever.

    The underlying myth in 'Moulin Rouge' is the myth of Orpheus.
    It is a simple, even na´ve story based on a primary myth is set in a
    heightened or created world that is at once familiar yet exotic, distant.

    In 'Moulin Rouge' music and song is the device that releases us from a naturalistic world.

    ROXANNE! You don't have to wear that dress tonight

    ROXANNE! You don't have to sell your body to the night

    Tell our Story Christian,

    That way we'll always be together

    How Wonderful Life Is Now That You're In The World

    I believe you were expecting me.


    The Greatest Thing
    You'll Ever Learn
    is Just to Love...
    And Be Loved in Return

    Come what may, I will love you until my dying day.

    A final breath,
    The Show Must Go On...

    Ewan McGregor
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