The Last Circus [Blu-ray] [2010]

  • SKU: 19447264
  • Release Date: 10/18/2011
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

Special Features

  • Making of The Last Circus
  • Behind the scenes segments
  • Visual effects
  • U.S. trailer
  • International teaser
  • International trailer


The Last Circus
A clown and an abusive sociopath vie for the attentions of a beautiful woman in this metaphorical drama from filmmaker Álex de la Iglesia. In 1938, civil war is raging in Spain, and the performers with a traveling circus are confronted by a band of Partisans who want them to fight against Franco -- or else. While the circus artists fight bravely, they're no match for the fascist leader's army, and many meet a bloody fate while others, like the Stupid Clown (Santiago Segura), end up in prison. The clown asks his young son, Javier, to avenge him someday, and in 1973, Javier (Carlos Areces) becomes a clown himself, working with a traveling carnival alongside Sergio (Antonio de la Torre), a man with an ugly and violent nature. Sergio has a girlfriend, a lovely trapeze artist named Natalia (Carolina Bang), who lives under his constant threats and abuse, and Javier soon falls for her. While Javier hates Sergio for what he does to Natalia, he has a hard time working up the courage to stand up to the bully, much as his father was hard-pressed to stop Franco's violent minions. Balada Triste de Trompeta (aka The Last Circus) earned Álex de la Iglesia prizes for Best Screenplay and Best Direction at the 2010 Venice Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Carlos Areces
    Carlos Areces - Javier
  • Antonio de la Torre
    Antonio de la Torre - Sergio
  • Carolina Bang
    Carolina Bang - Natalia
  • Fernando Guillen-Cuervo
    Fernando Guillen-Cuervo - Ring Master
  • Enrique Villen
    Enrique Villen - Andres

Overall customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Sad, the Mad, the Tormented Clown

    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    When a traumatic childhood sways a clown (Javier) from happiness, watch out! As he grows up and adjusts to circus life, a young trapeze artist has to decide between this Sad Clown, and Sergio, the Happy Clown. Both disturbed clowns ultimately destroy themselves, while trying to bring down the other. It's a dark, foreign satire at its best.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great horror addition

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Alex de la Iglesia is an amazing director. Been a big fan since The day of the beast

    I would recommend this to a friend

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