The City of Lost Children (1995) Movie Review

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The City of Lost Children (1995)

1995 | R | Sci-Fi, Fantasy
112 minutes / 1h 52min

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The City of Lost Children Plot Synopsis:

Set in a dystopian society, someone is kidnapping the children. Krank and his band of clones are using the children to harvest their dreams. Then they kidnap Denree, the brother of One, a fairground strongman. One sets out to find his brother.

The City of Lost Children (1995) Review

Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet co-directed The City of Lost Children (1995) won 2 movie awards and was nominated for 11 more awards. The City of Lost Children had an estimated movie budget of $18 million and grossed $1.5 million at the US box office, not too bad for an International film.

The City of Lost Children 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 sight to see more… The Cyclops take the children they kidnap and bring them to this weird guy named Krank who tries to steal their dreams, but his evil always corrupts their dreams, and so he doesn’t get what he wants.

The City of Lost Children 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 from what I understood it was pretty good. The sets and the camera work was really good; the acting is excellent, I was delighted with this one.

  • The City of Lost Children Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 8
  • Overall Score: 7.76
  • IMDB: 7.6
  • MetaCritic: 7.3
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 8.0

About The City of Lost Children 1995

Title: The City of Lost Children
Year: 1995
Runtime: 112 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.88/5 stars from 60,561 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 60,561
MPAA Rating: R
The City of Lost Children Cast Starring: Ron Perlman, Dominique Pinon, Dominique Bettenfeld, Mathieu Kassovitz, Elisabeth Etienne, François Hadji-Lazaro, François Hadji-Lazaro, Frankie Pain, Christophe Salengro, Jean-Philippe Labadie, Joshka Kaufmann, Charlotte Ribaud-Chevrey, Angélique Philibert, Joseph Lucien, René Marquant, Cyril Aubin, Morgan Mariac, Laura Robert, Marie Piémontèse, Briac Barthélémy, Enrique Villanueva, Raphaèle Bouchard, Caroline Marsily, Caroline Rochand, Raphaèle Bouchard, Pierre-Quentin Faesch, Dominique Chevalier, Bruno Journée, Geoffroy Morange, Carolane Yvan
The City of Lost Children Writers: Gilles Adrien, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro
The City of Lost Children Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro
Production: Sony Pictures Classics
Language: French, Cantonese
Country: France, Germany, Spain, Belgium