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Balada Triste

Balada Triste

A Feature film by Alex de la Iglesia

Release in France : 22/06/2011

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Associate producer :

Backup Films

Foreign production companies :

Tornasol Films, Castafiore Films

French distribution :

SND Groupe M6

Co-production :

La Fabrique 2

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Within the confines of a circus, the monkeys scream wildly in their cages while outside, men kill each other in the ring of a completely different circus: the Spanish Civil War.

Recruited by force by the Republican army, Auguste the clown finds himself, in his stage costume, in the middle of a battle where he ends up carrying out a massacre by machete among the national camp.

A few years later, during Franco's dictatorship, his son Javier, is working as a sad clown in a circus where he encounters an incredible group of marginal characters, such as the Human Canonball, the elephant trainer, a couple going through a crisis, dog trainers, along with another clown, Sergio, who is brutal and consumed by hate and despair.

The two clowns will confront each other, ready to go to any lengths, to win the heart of Natalia, an acrobat, and the most beautiful and cruellest woman in the circus.

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Screenwriter :

Alex de la Iglesia

Co-producers :

Vérane Frédiani, Franck Ribière

Sound Recordist :

Charly Schmukler

Press Attaché (film) :

François Hassan Guerrar

Music Composer :

Roque Banos

Costume designer :

Paco Delgado

Foreign producers :

Gérardo Herrero, Mariela Besuievsky

Director of Photography :

Kiko de La Rica

Production Manager :

Yousaf Bokhari

Editor :

Alejandro Lazaro

Casting :

Camila Isola

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Feature film

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France, Spain

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Minority French (France, Spain)

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Runtime :

1 h 48 min

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Audio format :

Dolby 5.1

Rating restrictions :

Under 12