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Still shot from the movie: Moulin Rouge.

Moulin Rouge

The tawdry world of the Moulin Rouge is the backdrop for this reinvention of the rock musical that pieces together snippets of popular music from the twentieth century to create a tragic romance between a naive poet (Ewan McGregor) and a seasoned courtesan (Nichol Kidman). Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C-
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: D
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Run Time: 97
Theater Release: 21 Jun 2001
Video Release: 19 Oct 2010
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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The Moulin Rouge has been an infamous part of Parisian nightlife since it opened its doors in 1889 and actually had a large elephant with a room inside it. Toulouse Lautrec (portrayed in this film), a famous artist that came out of the bohemian movement, was a frequent visitor to the cabaret. His life, shortened by alcohol addiction, is credited for establishing anti-socialism as a stereotype for the modern artist.

Do you feel artistic people must abandon mainstream society and use mind-altering substances to be creative? Can you think of any famous people who have followed Luatrec’s formula for success, who have also had their lives end tragically?

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