In several respects, Circus Harlekino expe­ri­ences a turbu­lent summer. Dicky’s sister has passed on and left little Timo behind. Dicky raises Timo as if it were her own child, but father Willy had rather seen him put up in a boarding school.
In several respects, Circus Harlekino expe­ri­ences a turbu­lent summer. Dicky and her brother-in-law Willy are in a pretty kettle of fish. Dicky’s sister has passed on and left little Timo behind. Dicky raises Timo as if it were her own child, but father Willy and his family had rather seen him put up in a boarding school. Dicky has no rights, so she has to stand by and watch how Willy makes one wrong choice after the other and every­body keeps meddling. Mean­while, she starts enter­taining amorous feel­ings for tent builder Tarek. Shot in docu­men­tary style, this drama deals with compli­cated mutual rela­tion­ships in an unusual envi­ron­ment. Played by real circus performers, the story portrays life in a contem­po­rary circus, onstage and offstage. From knife throwers to a lama between white cara­vans and a pack of dogs that is taken out in pouring rain. With synthe­sizer music and songs, three German-speaking musi­cians from the circus tell the back­ground story of the leading characters.

Credits

Set geluid
Sound editing
Sound Design
Production company
Circe Films
TV company
Human TV
Distributor NL
A-Film Distribution

Title: Calimucho
Year: 2008
Duration : 1 hour, 33 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2009

Gouden Kalf nominees

Other awards

Prijs v.d. Nederlandse Filmkritiek (2008)

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