The City of Lost Children (1995)
[a.k.a. La Cité des Enfants Perdus]
One of my favorite films. This movie is to steampunk what Blade Runner is to cyberpunk. It also served as the visual inspiration for Thief II: The Metal Age. A shame Eidos Montréal didn’t go straight to the source and acquire inspiration from films like this and The Third Man, instead of fashioning a haphazard visual and tonal facsimile of Dishonored and Skyrim on the fourth Thief title.