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Balada Triste

Balada Triste

A Feature film by Alex de la Iglesia

Release in France : 22/06/2011


    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.

    Actors (11)

    Production and distribution (5)

    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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    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 :

    Gerardo 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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    Coproducer countries :

    France, Spain

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    Nationality :

    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