Moulin Rouge!

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Moulin Rouge! is a 2001 film set in turn of the century Paris in the Bohemian yet derelict district of Montmartre. Centered on the Bohemian ideals of truth, beauty, freedom, and love, Moulin Rouge! follows the story of two lovers, Christian and Satine, who above all, believe in preserving their secret love in the midst of an environment hostile to such an affair.

Directed by Baz Luhrmann. Written by Craig Pearce and Baz Luhrmann.
No laws. No limits. One rule. Never fall in love.taglines

Christian[edit]

  • The Moulin Rouge. A night club, a dance hall, and a bordello. Ruled over by Harold Zidler. A kingdom of night time pleasures, where the rich and powerful came to play with the young and beautiful creatures of the underworld. The most beautiful of all these was the woman I loved. Satine. A courtesan, she sold her love to men. They called her the 'Sparkling Diamond', and she was the star of the Moulin Rouge. The woman I loved is…dead.
  • I first came to Paris one year ago. It was 1899, the summer of love. I knew nothing of the Moulin Rouge, Harold Zidler or Satine. The world had been swept up in the Bohemian revolution and I had traveled from London to be a part of it. On a hill near Paris, was the village of Montmartre. It was not what my father had said. But the center of the Bohemian world. Musicians, painters, writers. They were known as the children of the revolution. Yes! I had come to live a penniless existence. I had come to write about truth, beauty, freedom and at which I believed above all things, love. But there was only one problem.....I've never been in love! Fortunately, at that moment, an unconscious Argentinian fell through my roof. He was quickly joined by a dwarf dressed as a nun.
  • This woman is yours now. I've paid my whore. I owe you nothing. And you are nothing to me. [crying slightly] Thank you for c-curing me of my r-ridiculous obsession with love!
  • Silly of me, to think y-you could fall in love with someone like me.
  • Can't fall in love? But a life without love, that-that-that's terrible!
  • 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!
  • [singing] Come what may... come what may. I will love you, until my dying day!
  • It's a little bit funny this feeling inside, I'm not one of those who can easily hide...
  • The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.
  • [singing] Why does my heart cry? Feelings I can't fight. You're free to leave me, but just don't deceive me. And please, believe me when I say I love you.
  • This woman is yours now. I've paid my whore. I owe you nothing. And you're nothing to me. (scuffles to hold back tears) Thank you for curing me of my ridiculous obsession with love.
  • Days turned into weeks, weeks turned into months. And then, one not-so-very special day, I went to my typewriter, I sat down, and I wrote our story. A story about a time, a story about a place, a story about the people. But above all things, a story about love. A love that will live forever. The End.

Satine[edit]

  • Please tell me you're not another one of Toulouse's oh-so-talented, charmingly bohemian, tragically impoverished protégés!
  • 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, Harold. He loves me and that is worth everything! We're going away from you, away from the Duke, away from the Moulin Rouge! Good-bye Harold.
  • Tell our story, Christian. Promise me. Yes. That way I'll... I'll always be with you.
  • [Before kissing Christian] You're going to be bad for business, I can tell.
  • The difference between you and I is that you can leave anytime you choose. But this is my home. The Moulin Rouge is my home.
  • Christian, I'm a courtesan. I'm paid to make men believe what they want to believe.
  • [singing] Love is just a game.
  • I couldn't. I saw you there and I felt differently and the Duke he saw... Christian I love you. I don't want to pretend anymore. I didn't want to lie and he knows, he knows.
  • Duke! Don’t you toy with my emotions! [fake sobs] You must know the effect you have on women.
  • [singing] If I should die... this very moment.. I wouldn't fear. I've never known completeness like being here, wrapped in the warmth of you, loving every breath of you...

Harold Zidler[edit]

  • The Moulin... Rouge!!!!!
  • Everything's going so well!
  • The Duke holds the deeds to the Moulin Rouge. He's spending a fortune on you. He's giving you a beautiful new dressing room. He wants to make you a star, and you are dallying with the writer!
  • The show must go on.
  • She says it feels so good, inside, when you hold her, and touch her; it makes her feel like a ... virgin.
  • We're creatures of the underworld. We can't afford to love.
  • Hurt him. Hurt him to save him.
  • A magnificent, opulent, tremendous, stupendous, gargantuan bedazzlement, a sensual ravishment. It will be: Spectacular Spectacular. No words in the vernacular can describe this great event. You'll be dumb with wonderment. Returns are fixed at 10%. You must admit that's excellent. And on top of your fee, you'll be involved artistically.
  • My little sparrow is dying. She mustn't know, Marie.
  • Welcome, to the Moulin Rouge!
  • Invest? Invest! Oh yes, well, invest! You can hardly blame me for trying to hide, uh, Christian away.
  • Outside it may be raining, but in here it's entertaining!

The Duke[edit]

  • Why would the courtesan choose the penniless sitar player over the maharajah, who is offering a lifetime of security? That's real love. Once the sitar player has satisfied his lust, he will leave the courtesan with nothing.
  • I forgot my hat. [seeing Satine passed out with Christian on the bed] Foul play?!
  • You expect me to believe that scantily clad, in the arms of another man, in the middle of the night, inside an elephant, you were "rehearsing"?
  • I don't care about your ridiculous dogma!
  • It's not that I'm a jealous man, I just don't like other people touching my things!
  • And in the end should someone die?
  • Generally I like it.
  • You made me believe that you loved me.
  • It's the boy, he has bewitched with her the words. Tell her that the show will end my way and she will come to me when the curtain falls...or I'll have the boy killed.
  • Look, my dear! A little frog!
  • Let Zidler keep his fairy tale ending.
  • It's a little bit funny—this feeling inside.
  • I don't like this ending.

Toulouse-Lautrec[edit]

  • How do you do? My name is Henri Marie Raymond Toulouse-Lautrec Monfa.
  • The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.
  • Killed. Killed? Killed! I must warn him!
  • Clean yourself off you bourgeois pig! [snorts]
  • He's got a huge talent! [looking at Satine and Christian through the window]

The Narcoleptic Argentinean[edit]

  • The hills are alive with the sound of music! I love it!
  • Aw! The boy has talent! I like him. [touches Christian's crotch] Nothing funny [takes hand off, and laughs nervously], I just like talent.
  • Never fall in love with a woman who sells herself. It always ends BAD!
  • We have a dance in the brothels of Buenos Aires. It tells the story of a prostitute and a man who falls in love with her. First, there is desire. Then passion...! Then, suspicion. Jealousy! Anger! Betrayal! When love is for the highest bidder, there can be no trust. Without trust, there is no love. Jealousy! Yes, jealousy...will drive you, mad!!!
  • All right! No problems! Go back to work!
  • The hills are incarnate with symphonic melodies! [falls back asleep]
  • [to a dancer] You are a beautiful woman. [whispers] I love sex.

Other[edit]

The Bohemians: Stand your ground for freedom, beauty, truth & love.
Nini: This ending's silly. Why would the courtesan fall for the penniless writer- [spitefully] Oops! I meant sitar player!

Dialogue[edit]

Satine: What's his type? Wilting flower? [sighs] Bright and bubbly? [giggles] Or smoldering temptress? [growls]
Zidler: I'd say, smoldering temptress.

[As Satine is being carried to her dressing room, having passed out.]
Nini: Looks like the Duke won't be getting his money's worth tonight.
Dancer: Don't be unkind, Nini!
[They both giggle]

Zidler: SHE'S CONFESSING!
The Duke: Confessing?! What kind of imbecile do you take me for, Zidler?!
Zidler: She suddenly had a terrible desire...to go to a priest and...confess her sins.

The Duke: I don't like this ending...
Zidler: Don't like the ending, my dear Duke?
The Duke: Why should the courtesan chose the penniless sitar player over the maharajah who is offering her a lifetime of security? That's real love. Once the sitar player has satisfied his lust he will leave her with nothing. I suggest that the courtesan chose the maharajah.
Toulouse-Lautrec: But, but tell me, that ending does not uphold the Bohemian ideals of truth, beauty, freedom, and...
The Duke: [shouts] I don't care about your ridiculous dogma! Why shouldn't the courtesan chose the maharajah?
Christian: [shouts] Because she doesn't love you!... Him... Hi-him, she doesn't love... she doesn't love him.
The Duke: Oh, I see... Monsieur Zidler, the play will be rewritten with the courtesan choosing the maharajah and without the lovers' secret song. It will be rehearsed in the morning, ready for the opening tomorrow night...
Zidler: But, my dear Duke, that will be quite impossible.
Satine: Harold, the Duke is being treated appallingly. These silly writers let their imaginations run away with themselves. Why don't you and I have a little supper, and then we can tell Monsieur Zidler how we would like the story to end.
Nini: [to Christian] Don't worry, Shakespeare. You'll get your ending, once the Duke gets his end-in!

Zidler: I AM THE EVIL MAHARAJAH! YOU WILL NOT ESCAPE!
Satine: Oh Harold, no one could play him like you could!
Zidler: No one's going to.

Zidler: The Duke holds the deeds to the Moulin Rouge, he's spending a fortune on you, he's giving you a beautiful new dressing room, he wants to make you a star, and YOU'RE DALLYING WITH THE WRITER!
Satine: Harold, that's ridic...
Zidler: I SAW YOU TOGETHER.
Satine: It's nothing. It's just an infatuation... it's nothing.
Zidler: The infatuation will end. Go to the boy; tell him it's over, and the Duke is expecting you in the tower at eight.

Toulouse-Lautrec: Things aren’t always the way they seem.
Christian: Things are exactly the way they seem.
Toulouse-Lautrec: 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 what love is, only because I long for it with every fiber of my being. She loves you, I know it, I know she loves you.
Christian: Go away, Toulouse. Leave me alone. [Toulouse-Lautrec cringes but does not leave] Go. Away. [Toulouse-Lautrec still looks at Christian] GO AWAY!!!!!!!! [wordlessly, Toulouse-Lautrec leaves]
Christian: [narrating] I wanted to shut out what Toulouse had said, but he had filled me with doubt and there was only one way to be sure. I had to know. So I returned to the Moulin Rouge one last time. [Christian enters the Moulin Rouge and the show begins]
Zidler: SHEEEEEEEEEEE'S MINE!

Zidler: [as the evil Maharajah waiting for the Courtesan] Open the door!
Christian: [as the penniless sitar player pleading to the Courtesan] TELL ME YOU DON'T LOVE ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Songs[edit]

In the order sung in the movie:

Nature Boy

Toulouse-Lautrec: There was a boy
A very strange enchanted boy
They say he wandered very far
Very far
Over land and sea
A little shy
And sad of eye
But very wise, was he
And then one day
One magic day he, passed my way
and while we spoke of many things, fools and kings, this he said to me . . .
The greatest thing, you'll ever learn, is just to love, and be loved . . . in return

Sparkling Diamonds

Satine: The French are glad to die for love.
They delight in fighting duels
But I prefer a man who lives
And gives expensive . . .
Jewels.
A kiss on the hand may be quite continental
But diamonds are a girl’s best friend
A kiss may be grand but it won't pay the rental on your humble flat
Or help you feed your (purrs) pussycat
Men grow cold as girls grow old
And we all lose our charms in the end
But square-cut or pear shaped these rocks don't lose their shape
Diamonds are a girl's best friend
Tiffany's!
Cartier!
'Cause we are living in a material world
And I am a material girl (Blows kiss)
Come and get me boys (Whoops)
Black star, roscore
Talk to me Harry Zildler, tell me all about it!
There may come a time when a lass needs a lawyer
But diamonds are a girl's best friend
There may come a time when a hard-boiled employer think you're-
Zidler: Awfully nice.
Satine: Ah! But get that ice or else no dice
Girls of the Moulin Rouge: He's your guy when, stocks are high
But beware when they start to descend
Diamonds are a girl's best,
Diamonds are a girl's best,
Diamonds are a girl's best friend
Nini: Ole!

(instrumental)

Satine: 'Cause that's what those louses go back to their spouses
Diamonds . . .
Are a . . .
Girl's . . .
Best . . .
..(Satine gasps and falls)

One Day I'll Fly Away

Satine: I follow the night
Can't stand the light
When will I begin
To live again
One day I'll fly away
Leave all this to yesterday
What more could your love do for me
When will love be through with me
Why live life from dream to dream
And dread the day when dreaming ends
Christian: How wonderful life is, now you're in the world
Satine: One day I'll fly away
Leave all this to yesterday
Why live life from dream to dream
And dread the day
When dreaming ends
One day I'll fly away...
Fly...fly...away

Elephant Love Medley

Christian (spoken): Love is like oxygen.
Satine (spoken): What?
Christian (spoken): Love is a many-splendored thing. Love lifts us up where we belong! All you need is love.
Satine (spoken): Please don't start that again.
Christian: All you need is love.
Satine (spoken): A girl has got to eat –
Christian: All you need is love.
Satine (spoken): She'll end up on the street!
Christian: All you need is love.
Satine (spoken): Love is just a game.
Music begins
Christian: I was made for loving you, baby, you were made for loving me.
Satine: The only way of loving me, baby, is to pay a lovely fee.
Christian: Just one night, give me just one night.
Satine: There's no way, 'cause you can't pay.
Christian: In the name of love, one night in the name of love.
Satine: You crazy fool, I won't give in to you.
Christian: Don't…leave me this way. I can't survive, without your sweet love, oh baby…don't leave me this way.
Satine: You'd think that people would have had enough of silly love songs.
Christian: I look around me and I see, it isn't so. Oh, no.
Satine: Some people want to fill the world with silly love songs.
Christian: Well, what's wrong with that? ... I'd like to know ... 'cause here I go again! ...Love lifts us up where we belong-
Satine (spoken): Get down! Get down!
Christian: Where eagles fly, on a mountain high!
Satine: Love makes us act like we are fools. Throw our lives away, for one happy day.
Christian: We could be heroes ... Just for one day.
Satine: You, you will be mean.
Christian: No, I won't!
Satine: And I... I'll drink all the time.
Christian: We should be lovers.
Satine: We can't do that.
Christian: We should be lovers, and that's a fact.
Satine: Though nothing will keep us together
Christian: We could steal time-
Christian and Satine: Just for one day ... We could be heroes, forever and ever! ... We could be heroes, forever and ever! ... We can be heroes!
Christian: Just because I ... will always love you.
Satine: I
Christian and Satine: Can't help loving –
Christian: You.
Satine: How wonderful life is
Christian and Satine: Now You're in the world.
Satine (spoken): You're going to be bad for business, I can tell.
Christian and Satine kiss
Operatic outro (The singing moon): Evviva la forza dell'amor.

Come What May

Christian: Never knew I could feel like this
Like I've never seen the sky before
Want to vanish inside your kiss
Every day I love you more and more
Listen to my heart, can you hear it sing,
Telling me to give you everything
Seasons may change, winter to spring
But I love you until the end of time
Come what may
Come what may
I will love you until my dying day
Satine: Suddenly the world seems such a perfect place
Suddenly it moves with such a perfect grace
Christian and Satine: Suddenly my life doesn't seem such a waste
Satine: It all revolves around you
Christian and Satine: And there's no mountain too high
No river too wide
Sing out this song and I'll be there by your side
Storm clouds may gather
And stars may collide
Christian: But I love you,
Satine: I love you
Christian: Until the end of time
Satine: Until the end of time
Christian and Satine: Come what may, come what may
I will love you until my dying day
Oh, come what may, come what may
I will love you
Satine: Oh, I will love you
Suddenly the world seems such a perfect place
Christian and Satine: Come what may, come what may
I will love you, until my dying day!

El Tango De Roxanne

Argentinean: Jealousy will drive you mad
Roxanne
You don't have to put on the red light
Walk the streets for money
You don't care if it's wrong or if it is right
Roxanne
You don't have to wear that dress tonight
Roxanne
You don't have to sell your body to the night
Christian: His eyes upon your face
His hand upon your hand
His lips caress your skin
It's more than I can stand
Argentinean: Roxanne
Christian: Why does my heart cry?
Argentinean: Roxanne
Christian: Feelings I can't fight
You're free to leave me but
Just don't deceive me
And please believe me
When I say, I love you
Argentinean: Y yo que te quiero tanto que voy hacer?
Me dejaste, me dejaste...
En lagrimas se me fue
Se me fue el corazón
Ya no tengo ganas de vivir
Porque no te puedo convencer
Que no te vendas Roxanne
(English Translation:
And I who wants you so much, what am I going to do?
You left me, you left me...
My soul has left me; my heart has left me
I have no longer a desire to live
Because I cannot convince you
Not to sell yourself Roxanne)
Argentinean: Roxanne
Christian: Why does my heart cry?
Argentinean: Roxanne
Christian: Feelings I can't fight
Argentinean: Roxanne
You don't have to put on that red light
Roxanne
You don't have to wear that dress tonight
Roxanne
His eyes upon her face
His hand upon her hand
His lips caress her skin
It's more than I can stand
Roxanne

Taglines[edit]

  • No laws. No limits. One rule. Never fall in love.
  • Never fall in love because the story will end badly.
  • This movie is about truth, beauty, and freedom. But above all, it's about love.
  • This story is about love... at the Moulin Rouge.
  • Never fall in love with a woman who sells herself. It always ends badly!

Cast[edit]

External links[edit]

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