French Cancan Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jean Gabin, Françoise Arnoul, María Félix, Jean-Roger Caussimon, Dora Doll, Michel Piccoli

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Written and directed by Jean Renoir in 1954. Henri Danglard is a theater producer who owns the "Paravent Chinois", a Café which is going bankrupt. Danglard is always in search of new talents for his show and, one day, he notices Nini, a young girl dancing the cancan, an obsolete dance, in a local dance hall. Danglard has then the idea to give a new life to this dance, by renaming it, the "French Cancan". The "Paravent Chinois" is sold and Danglard purchases an old dance hall. With the help of money people, he does it up and renames it the "Moulin-Rouge".
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Danglard also goes straight to the washerwoman Nini, becomes her lover in spite of the jealousy of Lola of Castro, his appointed mistress. He hires, at the side of Nini, about thirty girls, and forces them to learn to dance the cancan. When Danglard's financial backing abruptly stops, a wealthy stranger noble, madly in love with Nini, buys the Moulin Rouge still under construction. Nini must also deal with her boy friend, Paulo the Baker, who threatens to leave her if she dances at the Moulin-Rouge. At last, the great day arrives, the spectacle has a tremendous success and Nini becomes a star.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1600 to 1899 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Getting ahead in:    -   entertainment world Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   dancer Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French


City?    -   Yes City:    -   Paris Misc setting    -   theater

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing and dancing

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