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A Sad Trumpet Ballad

(Balada Triste de Trompeta)
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.

Festivals: Venice 2010

Awards: Silver Lion for Best Director, Osella for Best Screenplay (Álex de la Iglesia) - Venice 2010

Álex de la Iglesia
Carlos Areces
Antonio de la Torre
Carolina Bang
Manuel Tallafé
Alejandro Tejería
Spain, France
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