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

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Another wonderfully bizarre atmospheric offering from Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro.

The City of Lost Children (French: La Cité des Enfants Perdus) is a dystopian 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

The movie revolves around a plot by the mad scientist Krank (Daniel Emilfork), who kidnaps children to steal their dreams. Among them is the little brother 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).


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) May 17, 1995
Running time 112 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget $18,000,000

Ron Perlman as One
Daniel Emilfork as Krank
Judith Vittet as Miette
Dominique Pinon as the diver
Jean-Claude Dreyfus as Marcello
Rufus as Peeler
Ticky Holgado as Ex-acrobat
Marc Caro as Brother Ange-Joseph
Jean-Louis Trintignant as L'oncle Irvin (voice)
Mathieu Kassovitz as Man on the street (uncredited)




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