Here is the real Moulin Rouge – the tragic story of Toulouse-Lautrec, the artist and how the bawdy, vibrant life of 1890s Paris intertwines with that of his own. His growth stunted and in continual pain as a result of his parents being first cousins, he turned to his art. When he is rejected by the woman he loves, he makes his way to Paris. After his poster commissioned by Maurice, the owner of the Moulin Rouge, becomes an almost pornographic sensation, he begins to paint the street life of Paris and becomes the first living artists to be exhibited in the Louvre. Based on the best-selling book: