Javier finds work as the Sad Clown in a circus where he meets a cast of strange characters. There Javier meets Sergio, another terrifyingly disfigured clown, with who he starts a raging battle to win the love of the most beautiful and cruel woman in the circus.
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I absolutely loved it. I saw it as a classic monster movie where the monsters just so happen to be circus clowns. Ultra-violent, sexually depraved, and a commentary on fascism to boot. This is genre cinema at its best; a free-wheeling, unpredictable ride through the imagination. I wish I had something profound to add but "The Last Circus" is really just one of those movies that reminds me why I love movies.
Alex De La iglesia is back!!! Bcak to his sensabilities, He's done it again. He's made a clasic. A return to form from the dour OXFORD MURDERS. This film is Deranged, Original, Disturbing, Beautiful and hilarious. With touches of classic film. Never Boring continously entertaining. As well as bringing a new international screen siren to the screen. Not for everyone. definately a film and director i admire.
What a wonderful movie! It's like Charlie Chaplin, F W Murnau, and James Whale co-directed a satirical Brian DePalma movie about the horrors of the Spanish revolutionary war. Also, I hear that the main story is lifted from spiderman... which I really want to research that more.
Forse non ho capito tutte le metafore (se c'erano) però mi è piaciuto, tantissimo. Favola nera, nerissima, a volte decisamente folle. Ma senza un momento di tregua. De la Iglesia usa figure quasi archetipali per raccontare una storia vecchia ma che è nuova.
Rewatched and re-loved. Depraved, violent, hypnotic, disturbing, intense, sad and beautiful (especially in a historical context). Las dos Españas. Or you love it or you hate it. You must know something about Spain before watching it, that's for sure. An underrated Masterpiece. (Álex de la Iglesia, gracias). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VssmA8YDoTo // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4illAjn3sg //