The City of Lost Children (La cite des enfants perdus)

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In a futuristic city, a daemonic scientist named Krank kidnaps children to tap into their dreams.


  • Ron Perlman
  • Daniel Emilfork
  • Judith Vittet
  • Dominique Pinon
  • Jean-Claude Dreyfus
  • Geneviève Brunet
  • Odile Mallet
  • Mireille Mossé
  • Serge Merlin
  • Rufus

Did You Know?


  • Ron Perlman doesn't speak French and was the only American on set. But he learned all of his lines, and delivered them without error. In commentaries and interviews, however, he insists his French was bad.
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  • The words from The Original that Miette remembers in flashback (after she receives Uncle Irvin's dream message) differ slightly from what The Original actually said, although the point of the message is still the same.
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    • Clone: C'est moi l'original! C'est moi!
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This remarkable movie is really one-of-a-kind. [15 Dec 1995]

Metacritic review by Michael Wilmington
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

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

Metacritic review by James Berardinelli
James Berardinelli