Having reinvented Shakespeare for the MTV generation in the 1990s, Aussie director Baz Luhrmann single-handedly breathed new life into the musical genre with this eye-popping, toe-tapping spectacle. Dizzying and dazzling, Luhrmann married high-melodrama, lavish set design and costumes to fabulous renditions of 1970s and '80s staples from the likes of Queen, Elton John and The Police. Nicole Kidman proved she could sing as well as act, while Ewan McGregor cemented his reputation as one the world's versatile leading men. Inventive, ingenious and sometimes just plain insane but always entertaining. -Flicks.co.nz's Top 50 Films of the Decade.
Moulin Rouge is set against the backdrop of 19th Century Paris and the famed Montmartre cabaret. It follows the story of the doomed love affair between Christian (Ewan McGregor), a young poet, and Satine (Nicole Kidman), a courtesan and performer at the Moulin Rouge.