The City of Lost Children

The City of Lost Children

The City of Lost Children

Surreal French sci-fi set in a murky society where a scientist who cannot dream abducts the dreams of children – as well as the children themselves. A man (Ron Perlman) is in search of his kidnapped little brother, guided by the young Miette. From the two directors of 1991 cult classic Delicatessen, one of whom would go on to make the Oscar-nominated Amélie.

1995Rating: M, Violence108 minsFrance, Germany, SpainFrench with English subtitles
FantasyScience FictionWorld Cinema

The City of Lost Children / Reviews

Variety

Variety

A vibrant, bubbling cauldron of breathtaking f/x, gross-out humor and in-your-face imagery.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Watching the film is like leafing through a giant sketchbook crammed with intriguing ideas that can't all be comfortably fitted into the same master plan.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

A stunningly surreal fantasy, a fable of longing and danger, of heroic deeds and bravery, set in a brilliantly realized world of its own. It is one of the most audacious, original films of the year.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

The City Of Lost Children is as great a film as you thought "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" was when you were five years old.

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