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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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Batmuhkh Batjargal ...
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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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Alegria  »

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Music by Benoit Jutras (as Benoit Jutras)
Lyrics by Sandra Botnen
Performed by Irene Marc
©Créations Méandres Inc.
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Not an allegory, but a wonderful fable
20 April 2004 | by (Richmond, VA) – See all my reviews

Alegria is one of my favorite movies. If you go into this film looking for a documentary of the Cirque de Soliel's stage show, you will be dissapointed. If you go in looking for a deep allegory, you will leave unfulfilled.

But that is not what this film is. It's a fable.

Just like in any good fable there are layers after layers of meaning. The fact that Frac and the performers never remove their stage costume. The kids selling and growing flowers in the dark. The vivid colors. Just about any frame of this film could be printed and framed as a work of art.

This film is classy and you feel good for watching it.


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