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Complete credited cast:
René Bazinet ...
Frac
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Fleur
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Old Momo
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Giulietta
Heathcote Williams ...
Marcello
Brian Dewhurst ...
Old Taps
Clipper Miano ...
Momo
Andre Sleegers ...
Henchman
Chip Bray ...
Man in Restaurant
Matthias Krahnert ...
Big Top
Steve Othman ...
Strongman
Jade Fafieanie ...
Roxanne
Hervé Malombo ...
Hervé
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Pierrette Arseneau ...
Vocals
Batmuhkh Batjargal ...
The Little Budda
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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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Alegria  »

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Love Leaves Someone Behind
Music by Benoit Jutras (as Benoit Jutras)
Lyrics by Sandra Botnen
Performed by Irene Marc
©Créations Méandres Inc.
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One of my all time favorites
25 July 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

As a caveat, this movie is not for everyone. It is a fable, a mix of fantasy and reality that adds more than both combined. However, because of this experimentation, those expecting either a Hollywood style plot or a capture of the live show will be sorely disappointed. It is a movie of metaphors. Beautiful, haunting metaphors that light up your life.

This movie would have done far better in Europe. It takes incredible risks, and succeeds admirably. It is magnificently creative, brings hidden messages out without being at all pedantic, and brings a sense of pure play. The film is put together with technical brilliance. I'd recommend it to anyone with artistic or expressive tendencies. It's also great for children. However, those not in these categories will likely not appreciate the movie at all.


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