Alegría (1999)

PG  |   |  Drama, Romance, Fantasy  |  27 May 1999 (Netherlands)
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Frac, a mime who is suffering from a severe bout of depression, happens to meet a troupe of circus entertainers and immediately falls in love with one of the stars, Giulietta. But while his... See full summary »



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Frac, a mime who is suffering from a severe bout of depression, happens to meet a troupe of circus entertainers and immediately falls in love with one of the stars, Giulietta. But while his affection for Giulietta and admiration for the performers gives him a new lease on life, Giulietta's father, the leader of the troupe, opposes the relationship and is determined to keep them apart. Meanwhile, Frac and Giulietta discover a gang of children who are held prisoner by a criminal leader who forces them to do his bidding, and they devise a plan to win the kids their freedom. Written by Mark Deming

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If you have no voice: Scream. If you have no legs: Run. If you have no hope: Invent. What if anything were possible?


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Rated PG for language and thematic elements | See all certifications »




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Release Date:

27 May 1999 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Alegria  »

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CAD 120,164 (Canada)

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What wonder Alegria gives !
16 October 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I never knew a movie about one of the Cirque du Soleil's best circus acts was given a motion picture adaptation. I felt like a child again, immortalized by watching this movie, couldn't resist its wonder. Previous credits give it 10 out of 10, I must agree with them.

As of Gullieta, I thought French actress Vanessa Paradis played her, like it was one of her first roles ever, but it turns out to be a British actress called Julie Cox, don't know her much. All actors in this movie, I don't know, its the first time I'm amazed from viewing an indy film.

Back in 1998, when it must have come out, I went to see Saltimbanco in Ottawa with my teachers and classmates of elementary school. The ending scene reminded of that first time at the Cirque du Soleil !

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