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R| 1 hr. 51 min.

Plot Summary
Old and decrepit Krank (Daniel Emilfork) has lost his capacity for dreaming and is attempting to fight death by stealing the dreams of children. Krank's cadre of cloned henchmen (Dominique Pinon) snatch 5-year-old Denree (Joseph Lucien) to subject him to the horrific dream-retrieval process. The boy's father, One (Ron Perlman), the hulking strongman of a traveling circus, and his precocious 9-year-old friend, Miette (Judith Vittet), join forces to defeat Krank's minions and save Denree.

Cast: Ron Perlman , Daniel Emilfork , Judith Vittet , Dominique Pinon , Jean-Claude Dreyfus , Geneviève Brunet , Odile Mallet , Mireille Mosse

Directors: Marc Caro , Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Genres: Fantasy

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

The City of Lost Children (1995)

Release Date: December 15th, 1995|1 hr. 51 min.

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  • 75
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    Children, and adults with adventurous taste in movies, will find this among the most eye-popping big-screen experiences in ages. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    At its best, the movie is coldly clever with a few brilliant warmer moments - as when someone drops an Alka Seltzer into the tank to soothe the Brain. [14 Dec 1995] show more

  • 100
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    This remarkable movie is really one-of-a-kind. [15 Dec 1995] show more

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