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The City of Lost Children(La Cité des Enfants Perdus)

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France, Germany, Spain · 1995
Rated R · 1h 48m
Director Marc Caro
Starring Ron Perlman, Dominique Pinon, Judith Vittet, Daniel Emilfork
Genre Fantasy, Science Fiction, Adventure

An old and decrepit scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping to slow the aging process. But he makes a mistake in taking young Denree whose circus strongman father and gutsy best friend are determined to save him.

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With its fine performances, gorgeous sets, incredible special effects, imaginative story line, beautiful score (by frequent David Lynch collaborator Angelo Badalamenti), and knockout cinematography, The City of Lost Children is very much worth seeing.


Empire by Kim Newman

The City Of Lost Children is as great a film as you thought "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" was when you were five years old.


The New York Times by Stephen Holden

The movie is best appreciated as a collection of whimsical toys drawn from a fantasy grab bag that encompasses everything from Grimm's fairy tales to "Star Wars."

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