Indie Trailer Sunday: Wild Red Band for Spanish Film 'The Last Circus'
"Come on, clown! Make me laugh!" Wow, if you have not seen the trailer for this rather crazy looking film, now is your chance. Earlier in the week, Magnolia unveiled the trailer for a clown-centric Spanish drama from cult director Álex de la Iglesia called The Last Circus. It's some Spanish Civil War-set psycho-clown action/thriller that blows my mind, I have no clue what it's even about. I'm not really sure if I want to even see it, but it's almost too crazy to ignore. This actually kind of seems like a Funny or Die trailer, but made for real, with clowns as the joke. Anyway, it might actually be really good, so have fun with The Last Circus!
Watch the crazy red band trailer for Álex de la Iglesia's The Last Circus:
1937, Spain is in the midst of a brutal Civil War. A "Happy" circus clown (Carlos Areces) is interrupted mid-performance and forcibly recruited by a militia. Still in his costume, he is handed a machete and led into battle against National soldiers, where he single handedly massacres an entire platoon. This absurd and disturbing scenario raises the curtain on a twisted tale of love, revenge and psychopathic clowns.
The Last Circus, or Balada triste de trompeta originally, was both written and directed by cult Spanish filmmaker Álex de la Iglesia, of films like The Day of the Beast, Dance with the Devil, 800 Bullets and The Oxford Murders previously. This premiered at the Venice Film Festival and also played in Toronto and at Fantastic Fest last year. Magnolia Pictures is bringing The Last Circus to limited theaters on August 12th.