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Alegría (1999)

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
...
Old Momo
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Giulietta
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Marcello
Brian Dewhurst ...
Old Taps
Clipper Miano ...
Momo
Andre Sleegers ...
Henchman
...
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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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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27 May 1999 (Netherlands)  »

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Alegria  »

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

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La Mattinata
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Performed by Umberto Marchi ("Tino")
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Great Circus Performance
18 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

Well, although it is a high grade for a not-very-known-movie; this is a great performance by the Cirque Du Soleil (The biggest and greatest cirque now existing) by mixing "Romeo and Juliette" and the currently-touring-show "Alegria". This is one of the 2 movies that the Cirque has made, and even though it doe not has a lot of budget they make a enjoyable movie. There's a great performance by Julie Cox, who before this was a little unknown, and she might not have a lot of fame but after this it gave her a good point in her "Resumeé". And this other unknown-movie actor Rene Bazinet, who had formerly played in another Cirque show, "Saltimbanco", who gives a funny and charming performance. It isn't a Must-see movie but a pleasant-to-see.


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