History Film / TheLastCircus

18th Nov '15 7:10:14 PM LordSpy
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5th Nov '15 10:17:57 PM LordSpy
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** Also definitely some of the military characters, having forcefully conscripted the circusmen and using [[spoiler:Javier]] as a hunting dog. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment A more general assessment is not recommended, though.]]
5th Nov '15 10:13:34 PM LordSpy
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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Sergio.]] He lives, but [[spoiler:at a price.]]
13th Nov '14 11:25:55 AM Patachou
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A 2011 BlackComedy directed by Álex de la Iglesia. In 1937, a clown is forcibly recruited by the militia to serve in the UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar where he manages to massacre an entire platoon with a machete. Years later in 1973 against the backdrop of [[FranciscoFranco Franco]]-era Spain, his son Javier follows in his father's footsteps, working as a SadClown. There he falls in love with the beautiful acrobat Natalia and in the process runs amok of her abusive lover, Sergio, the Happy Clown. A twisted love triangle ensues develops between the two clowns that escalates into insanity.

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A 2011 BlackComedy directed by Álex de la Iglesia. In 1937, a clown is forcibly recruited by the militia to serve in the UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar where he manages to massacre an entire platoon with a machete. Years later in 1973 against the backdrop of [[FranciscoFranco [[UsefulNotes/FranciscoFranco Franco]]-era Spain, his son Javier follows in his father's footsteps, working as a SadClown. There he falls in love with the beautiful acrobat Natalia and in the process runs amok of her abusive lover, Sergio, the Happy Clown. A twisted love triangle ensues develops between the two clowns that escalates into insanity.
17th Oct '14 11:53:59 PM Sahira
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* TheLastTitle: The English title.
31st Aug '14 9:46:24 AM Mephistopheles
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* NightmareSequence: Javier has one of Sergio killing his father.
31st Aug '14 9:37:18 AM Mephistopheles
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** WordOfGod is that the ending, in which [[spoiler:Natalia falls from a great height and snaps her back]] was a reference to a [[ComicBook/TheNightGwenStacyDied a certain classic ''Spider-Man'' comic]].

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** WordOfGod is that the ending, in which [[spoiler:Natalia falls from a great height and snaps her back]] was a reference to a [[ComicBook/TheNightGwenStacyDied a certain classic ''Spider-Man'' Spider-Man comic]].
31st Aug '14 9:36:24 AM Mephistopheles
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** WordOfGod is that the ending, in which [[spoiler:Natalia falls from a great height and snaps her back]] was a reference to a [[ComicBook/TheNightGwenStacyDied a certain classic ''Spider-Man'' comic]].
24th Aug '14 5:43:07 PM Mephistopheles
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Of all of Álex de la Iglesia's films(which include such twisted and weird fare as ''Accion Mutante'' and ''El Dia de La Bestia''), this is probably the darkest and most gritty. And that's saying something.

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Of all of Álex de la Iglesia's films(which films (which include such twisted and weird fare as ''Accion Mutante'' and ''El Dia de La Bestia''), this is probably the darkest and most gritty. And that's saying something.
10th Mar '14 7:08:34 PM Earnest
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* AdviceBackfire: Javier's father laments he can only ever hope to be a sad clown, since he's had his childhood robbed thanks to the civil war. However, he advises Javier that he can gain solace from his pain and be a happy clown if he can get '''revenge'''. The backfire comes when Javier decides to get said revenge by ''sabotaging'' a prison work camp his father was forced to work in with dynamite. [[SarcasmMode Hilarity ensues.]]



* MoralityPet: Natalia serves as this for both clowns. Sergio also shows genuine affection for kids, pretty much his only redeeming quality.

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* MoralityPet: Natalia serves as this for both clowns. Ironic, considering she's singlehandedly ended up manipulating both into becoming murderous on her behalf. Sergio also shows genuine affection for kids, pretty much his only redeeming quality.



* SadClown

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* SadClownSadClown: Javier's whole shtick.
* TheStraightMan: Javier to Sergio's happy clown antics.
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