• O Palhaço / The Clown
  • O Palhaço / The Clown
  • O Palhaço / The Clown

O Palhaço / The Clown

by Selton Mello New World View

What makes those people happy whose profession it is to make others laugh? This question occupies Benjamin more and more. Day in and day out, this clown travels the spectacular landscape that is the southwest of Brazil in his father’s ‘Circo Esperança’. Money is tight and work is hard, until one day, Benjamin decides to leave the circus. Birth certificate in hand, he sets out searching – for a wife, a permanent home and a ventilator. In this heart-warming tragicomedy, comedian and director Stelton Mello has delivered a nostalgic portrait of life on the circus road.


  • Genre: Tragicomedy
  • Country, Year: Brazil, 2011
  • Runtime: 88 Min
  • Languages: Portuguese
  • Subtitles: English
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  • Director: Selton Mello
  • Cast: Paulo José, Selton Mello, Giselle Motta, Larissa Manoela
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  • Screenplay: Selton Mello, Marcelo Vindicatto
  • Cinematography: Adrian Teijido
  • Editors: Marília Moraes, Selton Mello
  • Music: Plínio Profeta
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  • Producer: Vânia Catani
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  • Production Company: Bananeira Filmes
  • World Sales: Cinema Republic
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