"Moulin Rouge" is set in the Bohemian community of Paris, where the Can-Can is a new and scandalous dance, and philosophers, artists, and writers all congregate together in cafés and dancehouses, enriching the culture even as they embrace their impoverished "bohemian" lifestyle.
Against this backdrop arrives Christian (Ewan McGregor), a hopeful writer. Soon upon his arrival he meets Toulouse-Lautrec (John Leguizamo), the now famous artist, and his strange and exotic bohemian troupe. Sensing that Christian is a genius in the making, and noticing he is a handsome genius in the making, Toulouse and company hire Christian as their playwright and bring him to the Moulin Rouge, a wild and scandalous nightclub, to meet the beautiful star Satine (Nicole Kidman), and convince her to star in their play. Of course, once Christian sees Satine, he is smitten right away. Satine, on the other hand, mistakes him for the Duke she is supposed to seduce in order to get funding to make the Moulin Rouge into a legitimate theatre. At first she is happily surprised to find that the Duke is so young and handsome (if a bit shy), but after realizing her mistake she is distraught, realizing that she is now in love with Christian, but still obligated to seduce the Duke.
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Christian and Satine engage in a clandestine love affair, and manage to keep the Duke at arms' length, while at the same time dangling him on the line for his patronage. However, soon we learn that Satine is fatally sick with consumption (now known as tuberculosis), and the Duke learns of the affair. Can there be a happy ending for Satine and Christian?
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