The City of Lost Children (1995) Movie Review

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

User Score: 60/100

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The City of Lost Children Review


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

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.

About The City of Lost Children 1995

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, Dominique Pinon, Dominique Bettenfeld, Mathieu Kassovitz, François Hadji-Lazaro, Elisabeth Etienne, Frankie Pain, Rufus, René Pivot, Lauren Geoffroy, Mickael Bussinger, Gabriel Pierre, Ticky Holgado, Daniel Adric, Marc Amyot, Jonathan Gatinois, Bérangère Pivot, Joseph Lucien, Christophe Salengro, Jean-Philippe Labadie, Joshka Kaufmann, Charlotte Ribaud-Chevrey, Briac Barthélémy, René Marquant, Cyril Aubin, Morgan Mariac, Laura Robert, Pierre-Quentin Faesch, Enrique Villanueva, Raphaèle Bouchard
Writers: Gilles Adrien, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro, Guillaume Laurant
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro