The Last Circus (Balada triste de trompeta)
Carlos Areces, Antonio de la Torre, Carolina Bang / Fiction / Spanish
1937. A bedraggled circus clown fights his way through hordes of vicious rebels with a machete. 1973. His son, also a circus clown, finds himself embroiled in an emotional tug of war that gradually spirals into madness.
Director Álex de la Iglesia’s dark, dazzling parable once more proves his unique genius; his Silver Lion award for Best Director in Venice last year was well deserved. Horrific, hilarious: this is one of the most compelling and memorable cult films of the year.
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