The City of Lost Children

The City of Lost Children
The City of Lost Children

The City of Lost Children Promotional Movie Poster (France)
Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Marc Caro
Produced by Félicie Dutertre
Written by Gilles Adrien
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Starring Ron Perlman
Daniel Emilfork
Judith Vittet
Dominique Pinon
Music by Angelo Badalamenti
Cinematography Eric Caro
Philippe LeSourd
Darius Khondji
Editing by Ailo August
Herve Shneid
Distributed by Sony Pictures Classics
Release date(s) 17 May 1995
Running time 112 minutes
Country France
United Kingdom
Language French
Budget $18,000,000
Box office $15 845 190

The City of Lost Children (French: La Cité des enfants perdus Spanish: La Ciudad de los Niños Perdidos) is a dystopian[citation needed] French fantasy/drama film by Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet released in 1995. The film is stylistically related to the previous and subsequent Jeunet films, Delicatessen and Amélie. It was entered into the 1995 Cannes Film Festival.[1]



A mad scientist, Krank (Daniel Emilfork), kidnaps children to steal their dreams. Among them is the little brother, Denree (Joseph Lucien) , of carnival strongman One (Ron Perlman), who sets out to rescue him with the help of a young, orphaned, thieves' guild member named Miette (Judith Vittet).



The film currently holds a 82% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 34 reviews,[2] and a Metascore of 73 on Metacritic.[3] The film was a modest box office hit in France gaining 1,157,124 admissions; in North America it grossed $1,738,611, having had a limited run at a total of 36 theaters.

Video game

A video game based on the film was released in the US and in parts of Europe for the PlayStation console and PC.[4]


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