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Károly Eperjes ...
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Siren
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Aaron
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Katja
Davyd Harries
Heinz-Werner Kraehkamp ...
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Tuncel Kurtiz
Hale Soygazi
Michael Schenk
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Cem Özer
Sissi Perlinger
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Sawdust Tales is a whimsical and timeless parable on survival in hard times and the force of a first love against all odds. In a timeless no-mans land scarred by social decay and imminent war, a circus troupe awaits the arrival of the mysterious Rupert who is to deliver them from danger into a better world. The old and wise tightrope master keeps a watchful, loving eye on his young apprentice who, to his concern, could be drafted into the army at any moment. To make matters worse, the boy falls in love with a mermaid... Written by Anonymous

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14 November 1997 (Turkey)  »

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