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Alegria Details

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The acclaimed Canadian performance troupe [[Performer~P277316~Cirque de Soleil~cirquedusoleil]], which combines acrobatics, magic, music, and theater into spectacular stage productions, brings one of their most popular shows to the screen in Alegria. Frac ([[Performer~P266558~Rene Bazinet~renebazinet]]), a mime who is suffering from a severe bout of depression, happens to meet a troupe of circus entertainers and immediately falls in love with one of the stars, Giulietta ([[Performer~P195584~Julie Cox~juliecox]]). But while his affection for Giulietta and admiration for the performers gives him a new lease on life, Giulietta's father ([[Performer~P40453~Frank Langella~franklangella]]), the leader of the troupe, opposes the relationship and is determined to keep them apart. Meanwhile, Frac and Giulietta discover a gang of children who are held prisoner by a criminal leader ([[Performer~P76462~Heathcote Williams~heathcotewilliams]]) who forces them to do his bidding, and they devise a plan to win the kids their freedom. While Alegria offers plenty of the theatrical dazzle that has made [[Performer~P277316~Cirque de Soleil~cirquedusoleil]] famous, it has a stronger narrative structure than the original stage production and blends the talents of several noted film actors with the stars of the [[Performer~P277316~Cirque~cirquedusoleil]] company. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Genie Awards Pierre Mignot Best Cinematography 1999 Nominee
Genie Awards Dominique Lemieux Best Costume Design 1999 Nominee

Cast

Rene Bazinet
as Frac
Frank Langella
as Fleur
Julie Cox
as Giulietta
Heathcote Williams
as Marcello
Clipper Miano
as Momo
Brian Dewhurst
as Old Taps
Jade Fafieanie
as Little Box
Whoopi Goldberg
as Baby Clown

Crew

Franco Dragone
Director
Alexandre Heylen
Producer
Hans De Weers
Producer
Stéphane Reichel
Producer
Rudy Barichello
Screenwriter
Pierre Mignot
Cinematographer
Benoit Jutras
Composer (Music Score)
Ben Van Os
Production Designer
Johnny Bolvin
Art Director
Rudy Barichello
Co-producer
Helene Dufresne
Executive Producer
Dominique Lemieux
Costume Designer
Claude Kazanavicius
Sound/Sound Designer
Michelangelo Bolla
First Assistant Director
Vanessa Pereira
Casting
Simone Ireland
Casting
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