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The clown and the stand-in

A documentary directed by .

48h delivery


Price: €14.00


Dario Fo and the Maclo­mas sigh with their knees, they hover with their feet, get kicked with panache and still, feel happy. Night after night, 2500 peo­ple unite to share moments of hap­pi­ness, under the Cirque du Soleil mar­quee. For thirty years, this trio of clowns have suc­ceeded in com­bin­ing a sense of fun and emo­tion, but how do they achieve all that?

This is a good occa­sion to get a view from the wings of the cir­cus, to dis­cover the hard and sturdy work behind the spon­ta­neous acts. Caught in the hus­tle and bus­tle of tours, they have decided to train 3 young clowns –their match­ing images — so that they will have time to rethink their acts. We’ll watch the recruite­ment of their stand-ins, the appren­tice­ship of the clas­sics of the shows and the final­is­ing of new acts which will be the focus of the film.


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