Pigalle is a well-known district in Paris, particularly famous for its nightlife and theaters like the Moulin Rouge. Here are five movies that showcase or reference the Pigalle area:
- “Moulin Rouge!” (2001) – Directed by Baz Luhrmann, this musical drama is set in the Montmartre Quarter of Paris, France. While the primary focus is on the Moulin Rouge cabaret, the Pigalle district, in which the cabaret is located, plays a significant backdrop to the story.
- “La Haine” (1995) – Directed by Mathieu Kassovitz, this film about urban life in the Parisian suburbs doesn’t exclusively center on Pigalle, but some scenes showcase the Parisian streets, including areas in or near Pigalle.
- “Irma la Douce” (1963) – This romantic comedy directed by Billy Wilder is set in the Parisian neighborhood of Pigalle. It tells the story of a Parisian prostitute and a former honest cop.
- “Place Pigalle” (1996) – As the title suggests, this movie is centered around the area. It’s a French crime drama directed by Éric Macé.
- “Pigalle, la nuit” (2009) – This is a French TV series that revolves around the Pigalle district at night, focusing on its nightlife and underworld.