A successful entrepreneur in his fifties will decide to abandon his loved ones and the empire he has built, just to find the liberty he has been seeking, not knowing that the itinerary of one's life often changes in the funniest of ways.
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On a cloudy day, in a small town, a carnival is going on. There's singing and dancing, kids with their bicycles storming up and down the road, families with their kids watching the games. Next to a big carousel, a three-year-old boy, is watching the activities from a distance, unattended and with a small note on his hand, crying inconsolably. The man operating the machine, observes the sad scene and asks the boy of the whereabouts of his mother and the content of the note. It seems that the poor boy, abandoned by his mother, has nowhere to go. From that point on, the boy will become part of a travelling circus and start a career as an intrepid trapeze acrobat. The boy will leave the circus and become a man, starting his own business, ultimately reaching the peak by being the biggest in his trade. Accomplished, married and divorced, with kids, wealth and recognition, will one day quit the firm and his current lifestyle, to set out on a solitary voyage of self-awareness, crossing the ... Written by
Of all the movies in all the world, Americans had to skip this one?...
One of the greatest stories of love and friendship and loneliness I have ever seen. Ever. The feel-good, cry a little, learn a lot movie. Outstanding photography, great dialogue, and so much heart. Someone said that Lelouch is forever making the same movie over and over again. Good! I don't care if I don't see another one.
And what do you know -- a movie like this, a story of a super-successful, super-lovable, super-lonely man who decides to leave it all behind and lives vicariously through a poor young protege he crosses his paths with -- this story did not make it to the American screen and video?! I can hardly believe this. Someone give me the name of a person who decided to pass on this movie. Someone tell me how it is possible to release "Les Miserables" by Claude Lelouch starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and skip on an equally powerful, if not more so, "Itineraire..." which was made by the same two masters 7 years earlier?
Anyone who has seen "Les Miserables", call your Senator and demand that this movie be released in the United States of A.
Any foreign movie distributor who is reading this, grab this movie and you will have hit a mother lode.
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