My excitement for Alex de la Iglesia’s totally bonkers horror The Last Circus (Balada Triste de Trompeta) could not get any higher. I am BEGGING to see this film, now!! But sadly, I have to wait. The film will start a limited theatrical run from August 19th, and again, sadly that is not here in the UK, I believe that is for them lucky folk in the US. To keep you interested though, we have found a new red band clip which, I really must add, is NOT for those who are offended easily or do not like the site of blood, I love it, its a great clip, but a nasty one. Please thoguh, if you are of a strong stomach and you have not just eaten, enjoy!!
1937, Spain is in the midst of the brutal Spanish Civil War. A “Happy” circus clown is interrupted mid-performance and forcibly recruited by a militia. Still in his costume, he is handed a machete and led into battle against National soldiers, where he single-handedly massacres an entire platoon. This absurd and disturbing scenario raises the curtain on a twisted tale of love, revenge, and psychopathic clowns that could only spring from the mind of filmmaker Álex de la Iglesia.
Fast forward to 1973, the tail end of the Franco regime. Javier, the son of the clown, dreams of following in his father’s career footsteps but has seen too much tragedy in his life – he’s simply not funny and is only equipped to play the role of the Sad Clown. He finds work in a circus where he befriends an outlandish cast of characters, but as the Sad Clown he must take the abuse of the brutish Happy Clown Sergio, who humiliates Javier daily in the name of entertainment.
It is here that he meets Natalia, a gorgeous acrobat and the abused wife of Sergio. Javier falls deeply in love with Natalia and tries to rescue her from her cruel and violent husband, unleashing Sergio’s jealousy. But Natalia is torn between her affection towards Javier and her lust for Sergio.
With neither man willing to back down, this twisted love triangle evolves into a ferocious battle between Sad Clown and Happy Clown, escalating to unbelievable heights in this absurd, shocking, irreverent, and unforgettable film.
To see the previous two trailers, click here
By Matt Wavish