City of Lost Children (1995) Movie Review

City of Lost Children (1995)

1995 | R | Sci-Fi, Fantasy
112 minutes /

User Score: 60/100

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City of Lost Children Review


A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.

This is the story of One (Ron Perlman) and a young girl he meets, Meite who helps him try to find Little Brother who was kidnapped by a religious group called The Cyclops who take their own site in order to see more… The Cyclops take the children they kidnap and bring them to this wierd guy named Krank who tries to steal their dreams but his evil always corupts their dreams and so he doesnt get what he wants. This movie is so crazy but good. This is a French movie with English subtitles, so you kinda have to do the whole read and watch type of thing, which makes it hard to focus and you can easily get lost. This is one of those movies you have to pay attention to. I tried, and it from what I understood it was pretty good. The sets and the camera work was really really good, the acting is excellent, I was completely satisfied with this one. Really wierd, but hey, it’s French.

About City of Lost Children (1995)

Title: City of Lost Children
Original Title: The City of Lost Children
AKA: La cité des enfants perdus
Year: 1995
Runtime: 112 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3/5 stars from 5 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 5
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Ron Perlman, Frankie Pain, Dominique Pinon, Dominique Bettenfeld, Mathieu Kassovitz, François Hadji-Lazaro, Elisabeth Etienne, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Marie Piémontèse, Nane Germon, Sandy Kontargyris, Geneviève Brunet, Ham-Chau Luong, Antoinette Dias, Julie Bernard, Andrew Laupen, Odile Mallet, Bezak, Zak Russomanno, Valentin Simonet, Théo Madueno, Mireille Mossé, Thomas Hong-Maï, Djamila Bouda, Eglantine Blanckaert, Arthur Mazet, Fackry M'Saidie, Serge Merlin, Philippe Beautier
Writers: Gilles Adrien, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro, Guillaume Laurant
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro

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