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by Álex de la Iglesia


1937. The circus monkeys scream wildly inside their cage while, outside, men kill and die in another circus: the Spanish Civil War. The Stupid Clown, recruited against his will by the Militia, ends up carrying out a bloodbath with a machete against the National soldiers while still wearing his costume. And so commences this eventful adventure in which Javier and Sergio, two terrifyingly disfigured clowns, fight to the death for the ambiguous love of an acrobat during Franco’s reign.

international title: The Last Circus
original title: Balada Triste de Trompeta
country: Spain, France
sales agent: Films Distribution
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Álex de la Iglesia
film run: 108'
release date: ES 17/12/2010, NL 28/04/2011, GR 05/05/2011, BE 22/06/2011, FR 22/06/2011, FI 15/07/2011, SI 22/08/2011, DE 08/12/2011, IT 08/11/2012
screenplay: Álex de la Iglesia
cast: Carolina Bang, Santiago Segura, Antonio de la Torre, Fernando Guillén Cuervo
cinematography by: Kiko de la Rica
film editing: Alejandro Lázaro
art director: Eduardo Hidalgo
costumes designer: Paco Delgado
music: Roque Baños
producer: Gerado Herrero, Mariela Besuievsky
production: Tornasol Films, Castafiore Films, La Fabrique 2
distributor: Mikado, Warner Bros. Spain, Cinéart Netherlands B.V., Cinéart, Société Nouvelle de Distribution - SND, Koch Media Gmbh, Lucky Red


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Biennale di Venezia 2010 In competition

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