Renè Rodogell, Denny Montico, Yvette De Rocchi
Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia Production, with the support of the Abruzzo Region
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The documentary follows three circus performers out of their limelight. The ExAcrobat, who now has become an expert coach is Rene Rodogell. He has no children of his own, but has a sincere and kind heart for young children who he trains every day and who consider him as a second father. The LionTamer, Denny Montico, is a brave and hard man (as his job requires), but when he talks about family matters with his sister or his clown friend, the pure and more genuine side of his personality comes out. The Horsewoman and busy mother, Yvette De Rocchi, is training for a show that she will be performing next winter and at the same time is trying to teach her son her profession. Three characters create three stories in the glittering backdrop of the Circus. Little kids flying around on trapezes up to ten meters high, lions as life companions, a “Horse Whisperer”, and a lifetime spent continuously moving around in caravans are the aspects of ordinary life for these three protagonists. "Constellations" glances behind a world which you don't see. It is difficult to understand the true everyday essence of life, the motivations and aspirations of the people who make up the great personalities within the circus family. Many stars of a unique constellation, continually move,intertwine, interact, linger and leave. A shining trail is always left behind.