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The Butterfly Circus (2009)

 -  Short | Drama  -  31 August 2009 (USA)
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At the height of the Great Depression, the showman of a renowned circus leads his troupe through the devastated American landscape, lifting the spirits of audiences along the way. During ... See full summary »

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At the height of the Great Depression, the showman of a renowned circus leads his troupe through the devastated American landscape, lifting the spirits of audiences along the way. During their travels they discover a man without limbs at a carnival sideshow. However, after an intriguing encounter with the showman he becomes driven to hope against everything he has ever believed. Written by Anonymous

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Once posted online, the short film went viral and has received over 20 million views. It has also been translated independently by fans into 19 different languages, and a feature length version is now in development. See more »

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Mr. Mendez: The greater the struggle, the more glorious the triumph!
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An inspirational short film
17 November 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

This is the best inspirational short movie I have ever seen.

The way the director characterized the disabled man was awesome. Nothing is impossible.

Only you have to think right and believe in yourself.

He no longer feels disabled and sets a right example to the needy.

The character of the showman who continues to inspire the people is nice. He finally proves that all that is needed to survive is to have some belief.

In that way, he showed path to many lives that were succumbed to hands of inhumanity.

The movie was shot in nice locations and also had a nice soundtrack which was apt for this kind of movie.


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