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Directed by two-time Oscar winner John Huston

Directed by two-time Oscar winner John Huston

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Set in 19th century Paris, despondent artist Toulouse Lautrec (José Ferrer), frustrated by his physical handicaps, seeks solace in the drink, dance and distractions offered up at the infamous Moulin Rouge nightclub. An encounter with a young girl in desperate need of help (Colette Marchand) brings hope to his lonely life but, in the lusty atmosphere of the Belle Époque, romance can quickly turn to rivalry... 



Directed by two-time Oscar winner John Huston (The African Queen, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre) the film went on to be nominated for seven Academy Awards, winning two for Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design. This stunning 4K restoration brings new life to the film’s exquisite production design and Technicolor photography, brilliantly evoking Lautrec’s unique artistic visions.

Released as part of the BFI’s blockbuster season Musicals! The Greatest Show on Film which runs October to December 2019.

Set in 19th century Paris, despondent artist Toulouse Lautrec (José Ferrer), frustrated by his physical handicaps, seeks solace in the drink, dance and distractions offered up at the infamous Moulin Rouge nightclub. An encounter with a young girl in desperate need of help (Colette Marchand) brings hope to his lonely life but, in the lusty atmosphere of the Belle Époque, romance can quickly turn to rivalry... 



Directed by two-time Oscar winner John Huston (The African Queen, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre) the film went on to be nominated for seven Academy Awards, winning two for Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design. This stunning 4K restoration brings new life to the film’s exquisite production design and Technicolor photography, brilliantly evoking Lautrec’s unique artistic visions.

Released as part of the BFI’s blockbuster season Musicals! The Greatest Show on Film which runs October to December 2019.

Extras

  • Newly restored in 4K and released in the UK on Blu-ray for the first time
  • Newly recorded commentary with continuity supervisor Angela Allen
  • **FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the film and full film credits
  • Other extras TBC

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5035673013625
Catalogue Number BFIB1362
Product contents DVD & Blu-ray Editions
Year 1952
Director John Huston
Format DVD, Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries USA
Colour Colour
Language(s) English
Running time 119 min
Certificate PG

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