|The City of Lost Children|
|Where happily ever after is just a dream.|
|Directed By:||Marc Caro|
|Released:||May 17, 1995|
The City of Lost Children (French: La Cité des enfants perdus) is a 1995 steampunk film.
Krank, who cannot dream, kidnaps young children to steal their dreams. A former whale hunter named "One", who is as strong as a horse, sets forth to search for Denree, his little brother who was kidnapped by Krank's men. Helped by young Miette, he soon arrives in La Cite des Enfants Perdus (The City of Lost Children).
The film is definitely dystopian in outlook and falls into the dieselpunk genre. The devices used in the film show heavy wear as well as corrosion, suggesting that technological advancement has halted. The ocular implants are seemingly futuristic, but their art-deco styling and analog output are clearly anachronistic. Krank’s dream stealing machine and just about everything else in the lab of his floating fortress, are fitted with suction cups, vacuum tubes and pneumatic bladders.