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Alegría (1999)

Frac, 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. But while his... See full summary »

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Franco Dragone

Writer:

Rudy Barichello
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
René Bazinet René Bazinet ... Frac
Frank Langella ... Fleur
Mako ... Old Momo
Julie Cox ... Giulietta
Heathcote Williams Heathcote Williams ... Marcello
Brian Dewhurst Brian Dewhurst ... Old Taps
Clipper Miano Clipper Miano ... Momo
Andre Sleegers Andre Sleegers ... Henchman
Chip Bray ... Man in Restaurant
Matthias Krahnert Matthias Krahnert ... Big Top
Steve Othman Steve Othman ... Strongman
Jade Fafieanie Jade Fafieanie ... Roxanne
Hervé Malombo Hervé Malombo ... Hervé
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pierrette Arseneau Pierrette Arseneau ... Vocals
Batmuhkh Batjargal Batmuhkh Batjargal ... The Little Budda
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Storyline

Frac, 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. But while his affection for Giulietta and admiration for the performers gives him a new lease on life, Giulietta's father, 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 who forces them to do his bidding, and they devise a plan to win the kids their freedom. Written by Mark Deming

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If you have no voice: Scream. If you have no legs: Run. If you have no hope: Invent. What if anything were possible?

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Drama | Romance | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English | French | Russian

Release Date:

27 May 1999 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Alegria See more »

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Color
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Version of Alegria: Cirque du Soleil (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Vai vedrai
Music by René Dupéré
Lyrics by Franco Dragone
Performed by Francesca Gagnon
©Créations Méandres Inc.
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What wonder Alegria gives !
16 October 2005 | by prazbinSee all my reviews

I never knew a movie about one of the Cirque du Soleil's best circus acts was given a motion picture adaptation. I felt like a child again, immortalized by watching this movie, couldn't resist its wonder. Previous credits give it 10 out of 10, I must agree with them.

As of Gullieta, I thought French actress Vanessa Paradis played her, like it was one of her first roles ever, but it turns out to be a British actress called Julie Cox, don't know her much. All actors in this movie, I don't know, its the first time I'm amazed from viewing an indy film.

Back in 1998, when it must have come out, I went to see Saltimbanco in Ottawa with my teachers and classmates of elementary school. The ending scene reminded of that first time at the Cirque du Soleil !


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