Indie Trailer Sunday: Wild Red Band for Spanish Film 'The Last Circus'

June 19, 2011
Source: MSN

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.

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  • Oliver J L
    wauw! insane murder clowns 😀 a must see !
  • anpostteller
    Well, it looks like my favourite films, Children of Men, Oldboy, The Big Lebowski, Apocalypse Now and My Neighbour Totoro, are gonna have to make room for one more addition...
  • Mznbox
    Watched it on BluRay... one of the craziest movies, I've ever seen.
  • Alex is crazy. That's why we love him.
    • Anonymous
      no - we like him because of all the great content he brings to the site!!
  • Anonymous
    visually striking with some very good/intense dialogue - i'm in.
  • Judasbarronx1
    ... damn.
  • SupaSarge
    I'm all in on this one!!!
  • Rich
    This isn't art, it's garbage. 
  • El Hoopso
    Yeah that was just... disturbing. I need to watch the Muppets trailer now
  • Wellington
    I watched this movie last year. What a boring piece of crap. Alex is a nice guy, but boy he produces boring stories. I still don´t know why is this an indy movie. And please don´t feed the comunist dogs.  
  • Looks good and heavy too, I'll be checking that as soon as I can. I went to a funeral of an old friend of mine the other day whom I hadn't seen since we were younger, he apparently liked to smack his girlfriend around a lot in public, she even said she still loved him even after all that shit. As mad as it looks that shit happens, people are weird.
  • Bigdogg75
    That trailer just made the new Conan trailer look like it has serious potential for an Oscar.... Who in their right mind would make a film like this and then watch it and go..."Yeah,... Thats what I wanted it be"?????
    • Terry Craig666
      Well who in their right mind wants a movie to be what he wanted it to be? I want to be surprised when I see a movie.
      • Bigdogg75
        I don't think you understand what I'm trying to say, When a director, producer, production company, etc... make a movie they have a really good idea how it will turn out. Sure YOU want to be surprised when you see a movie just like me, but we are the audience. Thats like an author writing a Novel and someone asks them "Why did you kill the good guy at the end and not the Bad guy?" And the Authors like "I did that??? Hmm, I had no idea".....




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