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CLOWN (first feature)

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CLOWN (Pa-ra-da)

CLOWN (Pa-ra-da)

CLOWN (Pa-ra-da)

original title:

PA-RA-DA

directed by:

cast:

Jalil Lespert, Evita Ciri, Daniele Formica, Cristina Nita, Gabriel Adrian Rauta, Patrice Juiff, Robert George Valeanu

cinematography:

set design:

costume design:

production:

Panorama Films, Rai Cinema, supported by MiBACT, Yalla Films (Paris), Domino Film Ltd (Bucarest)

country:

Italy/France/Romania

year:

2008

film run:

100'

format:

35mm - colour

release date:

19/09/2008

festival & awards:

PA-RA-DA is the story of the friendship between a group of children who live by their wits (theft, begging, prostitution…) in the canalization of Bucharest and a French clown, Miloud. Miloud has the crazy dream of pulling them out of misery and giving them the possibility of a life of dignity. Through nothing but his charisma, his obstinacy and by teaching them circus skills, he tries to win over the children, who are seen as unapproachable and hardened, and who know little else than violence, fighting, tragic losses, pedophilia and glue-sniffing.