It is the classic story about Romeo and Juliet: they are in love but respective families, Montague and Capulet, impede their love story because of their rivalry and antagonism. The two protagonists will get to the same desperate conclusion as in the play. Dialogues are the same as those in Shakespeare’s play but the story is set in Verona beach nowadays, with the addition of the sometimes kitsch quixotic touch of the Moulin Rouge director. The film had a 15-million-dollar budget and cashed in ten times that sum. In Berlin DiCaprio was awarded best actor and Luhrmann got a prize for its direction. The only nomination to Oscar was for the set design.