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The Clown (2011)

O Palhaço (original title)
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Father and son work as clowns Puro Sangue/Valdemar and Pangare/Benjamin in a circus in the Brazilian countryside. Benjamin decides to follow a different path and meets several people on the way.

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Selton Mello
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Selton Mello ... Benjamim / Pangaré
Paulo José Paulo José ... Valdemar / Puro Sangue
Larissa Manoela Larissa Manoela ... Guilhermina
Giselle Motta Giselle Motta ... Lola
Teuda Bara Teuda Bara ... Dona Zaira
Álamo Facó Álamo Facó ... João Lorota
Cadu Fávero Cadu Fávero ... Tony Lo Bianco
Erom Cordeiro Erom Cordeiro ... Robson Félix
Hossen Minussi Hossen Minussi ... Chico Lorota
Maira Chasseroux Maira Chasseroux ... Lara Lane (as Maira Chasseraux)
Thogun Teixeira Thogun Teixeira ... Gordini (as Thogun)
Michelle Martins Michelle Martins ... Glória
Bruna Chiaradia Bruna Chiaradia ... Justine
Renato Macedo Renato Macedo ... Borrachinha
Tony Tony ... Meio-Quilo (as Tony Tonelada)
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Storyline

This is the story of father and son who work as clowns Puro Sangue/Valdemar (Paulo Jose) and Pangare/Benjamin (Selton Mello) in a circus which travels through the Brazilian country side. Benjamin is a clown who does not have id or social security number. Going through a phase where he starts questioning his ability to make people laugh and his future, Benjamin decides to follow a different path to find his answers and pursue his dreams: a fixed address and the ideal woman. In the adventure, he meets several people on the way to find his own identity. Written by Ronaldo Ferreira

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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

28 October 2011 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

The Clown See more »

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Trivia

The official entry of Brazil to the Best Foreign Language Film at the 85th Academy Awards 2013. See more »

Goofs

The film takes place in the 70's. In the first scene, however, when the circus convoy is coming through a dirty road, the license plate of the biggest truck is a red one featuring three letters and four numbers. That license layout was established in 1990 in Brazil. See more »

Quotes

Valdemar: My son, In this life, we have to do what we know how to. Cats drink milk, mice eat cheese... and I'm a clown. What about you?
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O Trovador
Written by Evaldo Gouveia & Jair Amorim
Performed by Altemar Dutra
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Short but wonderful
2 November 2011 | by farneynunesSee all my reviews

It's a short movie, but it's wonderful. There's nothing new in it, but it makes us to remember how simple life used to be. We can see in this movie the purity of Carlitos in the main character, and how circus was important in people lives before television. It brings back some old actors who haven't seen for long as Ferrugem, Jose Loureiro, Paulo José and Moacir Franco. It's a movie that you can see with all family, there are no obscenities. It's a comedy, but you almost cry in some parts with the beauty of the plot. I must say this is the best Brazilian movie of the year and Selton Melo is becoming not only a good actor, but also a good director.


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