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Film Fest Gent - Balada triste de trompeta
Archived: Balada triste de trompeta - The Last Circus (2010)

director: Álex de la Iglesia

composer: Roque Banos
With: Carlos Areces, Antonio de la Torre, Carolina Bang, a.o.

duration: 107 minutes
Comedy, Horror


The film takes off in 1937, with a sad clown from a travelling circus, attacking Franco's army with a machete. About 35 years later, the clown's son, Javier, has followed in his father's footsteps. In the circus, he meets Natalia, a beautiful trapeze artist, who is dating Javier's crude act partner. He becomes infatuated with her and gets pushed to the edge of insanity in the name of love.


director: Álex de la Iglesia
composer: Roque Banos
producer: Gerardo Herrero, Franck Ribière, Vérane Frédiani
screenplay: Álex de la Iglesia
Editor: Alejandro Lázaro
Cinematography: Kiko de la Rica

production company: Tornasol Films

More info

dialogue: Spanish
subtitles: Dutch/Fr subt.
Country: Spain - France
year: 2010


ÁLEX DE LA IGLESIA: Mirindas asesinas (1990, short), Acción mutante (1993), Marbella Vice (1994), The Day of the Beast (1995), Dance with the Devil (1997), Muertos de risa (1999), Common Wealth (2000), 800 Bullets (2002), El Crimen Perfecto (2004), The Baby's Room (2006, TV movie), Hitler está vivo (2006, short), El código (2006, short), The Oxford Murders (2008), Plutón B.R.B. Nero (2008-2009, TV series), La tragedia de Francisco Franco (2009, short), Balada triste de trompeta… Show more

Technical Specs

format: DCP
frame: 1:2,35


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