The clown Chocolat (Rafael Padilla) becomes, in 1886, the first black artist of the French scene. He forms a comedy duo with white clown George Footit in a special universe with the white clown, authoritative, and a black clown scapegoat.
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One should not expect exceptional formal merits from this intelligent and moving portrait of racism and discrimination in the life of a circus. The odd couple of Sy and Thierrée (Chaplin's grandson) is superb throughout the unfolding of a story of prejudice and recognition as humiliation. The viewer's interest is well maintained in this honest film's revelation of the (exotic) embellishment of social dislocation.
Omar Sy, excellent et James Thierrée, toujours brillant. le film va au delà de ses promesses et assure une épopée réel et remarquable malgré une mise en scène assez simple. Seul la conclusion est précipitée.