A film by Jean Renoir
Jean Renoir takes a look back at the formation of Paris' iconic Moulin Rouge dance hall in this colourful and light-hearted romp.
French superstar Jean Gabin plays Henri Danglard, a theater producer burdened with a flailing cafe in which the star attraction is his belly-dancing mistress, Lola. Desperate to turn his finances around, Danglard ventures into Montmartre, where the old-fashioned cancan is still danced. Here he happens upon a lovely washerwoman, Nini, in whom he sees a star on the rise...and a conquest. But as Lola's jealousies mount and Nini's emotional dependence becomes almost overbearing, the opening performance of the Moulin Rouge is threatened. Will the show go on?