• The City of Lost Children (1995)

The City of Lost Children

Release Date: 1995

DVD Release Date: October 19th, 1999

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 Mossé

Director: Marc Caro , Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Genres: Fantasy

Keywords: Father, Rescue

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

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

  • 88
    TV Guide Magazine

    You may end up wishing for a little less show and a lot more substance. show more

  • 88
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    For those who enjoy the offbeat, The City of Lost Children is worth taking the time and effort to find. show more

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