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Die Artisten in der Zirkuskuppel: Ratlos Details

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This film combines both black-and-white and color photography to tell the story of a circus beset with financial woes. Leni (Hannelore Hoger), the director of a circus, has just lost her father in a trapeze accident. She tries to keep the circus out of debt and vows to continue the performances under the big top. Helped by a small and unexpected inheritance, Leni has high hopes of keeping the circus operating. She must decide if her dedication to the show is realistic or merely wishful thinking. Curt Jurgens appears as the animal trainer Mackensen in this symbolic but slow-moving feature. The film took the Gold Lion award at the 1968 Venice Film Festival. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Venice International Film Festival Alexander Kluge Golden Lion 1968 Winner

Cast

Hannelore Hoger
as Leni Peickert
Alfred Edel
as Dr. Busch
Curd Jürgens
as Mackensen, Animal Trainer
Klaus Schwarzkopf
as Gerloff

Crew

Alexander Kluge
Director
Alexander Kluge
Producer
Alexander Kluge
Screenwriter
Thomas Mauch
Cinematographer
Beate Mainka-Jellinghaus
Editor
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