McGregor plays Christian, a young man who falls in love with Satine
(Nicole Kidman), a performer in Moulin Rouge, Paris.
highly stylized directing (a bit like a 1960's Batman meets expensive
art house flicks of the time) the story is told in song - hits such
as Elton John's Your Song and a couple of Madonna singles.
Duke, who owns Moulin Rouge, wants to 'own' Satine a prostitute,
but she has fallen for Christian, our hero. They scheme to have
time together but then the Duke decides he wants exclusivity, threatening
to kill Christian if the relationship continues.
Satine is shot dead during a performance after she kisses Christian.