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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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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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pierrette Arseneau ...
Vocals
Batmuhkh Batjargal ...
The Little Budda
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Storyline

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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Drama | Romance | Fantasy

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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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Version of Cirque du Soleil: Alegria (2001) See more »

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Irna
Music by René Dupéré
©Créations Méandres Inc.
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What a beautiful film...
14 February 2002 | by (Bowling Green, Kentucky) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie by accident. After only seeing about half of it, I didn't rest until I found a copy. I don't know much about the Cirque du Soleil, but this film is absolutely beautiful. It's poignant, intense, and above all, just plain good. It's a simple story set against a decidedly different backdrop. It's a good date movie, and one that I would watch over and over again. Perhaps the most incredible thing about the move is Jean Bazinet, who plays the lead. He is absolutely astounding as Frac, the mime. Enough of my words. They don't do this film justice.


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