Moulin Rouge

Question: What is the song that Christian is singing during the Roxanne dance scene? I recognise the words, but I think it is to a different tune.

Answer: Christian is not singing Roxanne, just the Argentinian. I believe Christian's words are original and not from a previous song.

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Answer: The words are from "Roxanne" by The Police, and the tune is "Le Tango du Moulin Rouge".

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Question: Is John Leguizamo's character supposed to be the Toulouse-Lautrec (the painter) or a person from the same time period who happens to have the same name as the painter?

Answer: He's supposed to be the actual person.

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Question: Seconds before Satine makes her entrance on the trapeze singing 'Diamonds...' Toulouse whispers something to Christian. It starts with 'Christian, we've successfully...' what else does Toulouse say?

Answer: Toulouse says to Christian, "Mission accomplished. We have successfully evaded Zidler."

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Question: During the song El Tango de Roxanne, towards the end someone starts speaking in French or Spanish. Who is speaking and what is the English translation?

Answer: The words are Spanish, but it's no one from the movie. "And I who love you so much; what am I going to do? You left me...you left me like a dove. My soul has left me; my heart has left me. I no longer wish to live because I cannot convince you not to sell yourself, Roxanne."

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Question: What happened to the Moulin Rouge in the film after Satine died?

Answer: It's not clear. Given that they owed a lot of money to the Duke, he probably closed them down.

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Revealing mistake: There is a shot where the point of view of the camera is looking down at Christian and Toulouse from the opening in his ceiling. You can see John Leguizamo's legs behind him and that he is kneeling down. (00:06:00)

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Satine: Tell our story Christian, that way I'll-I'll always be with you.

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Trivia: Baz Luhrmanns films have the on going theme of "L'amour" or forbidden love. Not only in Moulin Rouge, but also in Romeo Juliet and Strictly Ballroom, the red "L'amour" sign can be scene in the background as part of the set. The L'amour sign was a set piece from Baz Luhrmanns first staging of La Boheme and he puts it in every one of his movies.

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