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Moulin Rouge (2001)
No Laws. No Limits. One Rule. Never Fall In Love
Truth - Beauty - Freedom - Love
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love, and be loved in return
Every man wanted her. But One man dared to love her

Nicole plays Satine

Moulin Rouge tells the story of ... truth, beauty, freedom and love! Christian comes to Paris as a penniless writer, and he soon encounters a group of bohemians who are putting together a play for the Moulin Rouge. The night they visit the famous Moulin Rouge nightclub, Christian sets eyes on the club's star and courtesan, Satine, and falls in love with her. However, the owner of the Moulin Rouge, Harold Zidler needs help paying for the club, and that help comes from The Duke. But The Duke has one condition - he has 'exclusive rights' to Satine. Satine and Christian decide they must find a way to be together, despite The Duke's offer to give Satine everything she'd ever wanted. But Satine doesn't know she has a deadly disease that could threaten everything...

Released: UK- 7th September 2001; US- 1st June 2001; LA and NY, US- 18th May 2001 ; Australia- 24th May 2001
Directed by: Baz Luhrmann
Co-stars: Ewan McGregor (Christian), Jim Broadbent (Harold Zidler), Richard Roxburgh (The Duke), John Leguizamo (Henri Toulouse-Lautrec), Jacek Koman (he Narcoleptic Argentinean), Kerry Walker (Marie), Caroline O'Connor (Nini Legs-in-the-Air), Natalie Mendoza (China Doll), Lara Mulcahy (Môme Fromage)
Genre: Musical, Romance, Drama

Filming: Filmed at the Fox Studios in Sydney, Australia from November 1999 to May 2000
Budget: $52,500,000
Nicole's salary: $7,000,000
Box Office: UK- £17,934,410; US- $57,386,369; Australia- AUD 27,387,000. Opening weekends - $167,540 in the US when released in May 2001 showing on 2 screens; $71,614 in the US when released in November 2001 showing on 51 screens; £2,403,378 in the UK on 284 screens; AUD 3,739,000 in Australia on 252 screens.
Runtime: 127mins / 2hr 7mins

[1] As Satine and Christian descend from the top of the elephant and enter the chamber inside, the hanging ornaments above the entrance can be seen to start moving by themselves - this is from the wires that the actors had to wear when atop the elephant but which were digitally removed from the image.
[2] Continuity error - When Satine sings the line, "I hope you don't mind, I hope you don't mind..." she is barefoot. Then when she jumps on the bed with the Duke seconds later she is wearing her shoes.
[3] Continuity error - When Christian and Satine sing on top of the elephant, Satine's hair is tied back on the left side of her face and hanging loose on her right. However, when they kiss after she says, "You're going to be bad for business, I can tell," the loose hair is covering the left side of her face (i.e., the image has been flipped).
[4] Continuity error - When Satine first enters the stage during the Indian dance number of Spectacular Spectacular!, her leg is alternately inside and outside of the slit in her dress.
[5] Nicole fractured two ribs and her knee while rehearsing a dance routine for the film so filming had to be halted for two weeks in November. Many of the scenes where she is seen only from the chest up were shot while she was in a wheelchair.
[6] The necklace worn by Nicole was made of real diamonds and platinum and was the most expensive piece of jewelry ever specifically made for a film. The Stefano Canturi necklace was made with 1,308 diamonds, weighing a total of 134 carats, and was worth an estimated US $1 million.
[7] Nicole and Ewan both wore harnesses for the scenes on the elephant, as they were standing 60ft off the ground.
[8] Nic wears a wig throughout the movie.
[9] Renee Zellweger was the next choice after Nicole for the role of Satine.
[10] Jake Gyllenhaal auditioned several times for the part of Christian, but it was eventually decided he was too young to play opposite Nicole.
[11] Nic was in a wheelchair with a cast on her leg from a smashed knee when Satine says, "A real actress!" [12] Continuity error - Right after Spectacular, Spectacular inside the elephant when the camera zooms out you see the golden heart that hangs in front of the elephant moving from the camera touching it.

Trailers: various
Clips: -
Official site: (US) | (UK)
Gallery: 'Moulin Rouge' at the Nicole's Magic Gallery
Quotes: at Nicole's Magic

Worth watching for...
... where do you start? Nicole is wonderful as the torn and tragic Satine, she shows us she can sing, Satine's relationship with Christian is heartwarming and heartbreaking, and the whole film is a bright, colourful, gorgeous spectacle.

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Video - US (NTSC) | UK (PAL)
DVD - US (Region 1) | UK (Region 2)