The Last Circus (2010)

Director
Álex de la Iglesia

Main cast
Santiago Segura; Antonio de la Torre; Raúl Arévalo; Fran Perea; Carolina Bang

Genres
Drama, Action, Thriller, Foreign

Description
The journey of Javier, the obese Sad Clown, starts during his childhood in the midst of the Spanish civil war in 1937. His father, one of Spain’s most prominent jesters, is detained and tortured by the fascist regime.


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