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Circus Palestina

Directed by Eyal Halfon
Israel, 1998
Drama

Synopsis

While on tour in the West Bank, a small circus troupe from Eastern Europe finds that one of its featured attractions — its lion — is missing.

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Circus Palestina Directed by Eyal Halfon

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  • El Biffo's rating of the film Circus Palestina

    Altmanesque tragicomic farce set in the West Bank is more than vaguely allegorical. A circus lion escapes, wanting it's freedom but with nowhere to go and no freedom to be found, while Israeli army officers are more preoccupied with their own issues and the fate of the lion is ultimately more of an ideological conflict than a pragmatic one.