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83 Ratings

Artists Under the Big Top: Perplexed

Die Artisten in der Zirkuskuppel: Ratlos

Directed by Alexander Kluge
West Germany, 1968


When old-school circus owner Manfred perishes while performing in the ring, his progressive daughter Leni tries to salvage the show by transforming it into a socially conscious carnival. But as ticket sales dry up, she must confront the expanding divide between her dreams and financial reality.

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Artists Under the Big Top: Perplexed Directed by Alexander Kluge

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1968 | Winner: Golden Lion

German Film Awards

1969 | Winner: Outstanding Feature Film (Gold)

1969 | 2 nominations including: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Gold)

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