Artists Under The Big Top: Perplexed (1968) - Rotten Tomatoes

Artists Under The Big Top: Perplexed (1968)





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This film combines both black-and-white and color photography to tell the story of a circus beset with financial woes. Leni (Hannelore Hoger), the director of a circus, has just lost her father in a trapeze accident. She tries to keep the circus out of debt and vows to continue the performances under the big top. Helped by a small and unexpected inheritance, Leni has high hopes of keeping the circus operating. She must decide if her dedication to the show is realistic or merely wishful thinking. Curt Jurgens appears as the animal trainer Mackensen in this symbolic but slow-moving feature. The film took the Gold Lion award at the 1968 Venice Film Festival. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi


Hannelore Hoger
as Leni Peickert
Alfred Edel
as Dr. Busch
Curd Jürgens
as Mackensen Animal Trainer
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This stimulating and strong-willed film never looks disoriented, and its images in themselves are consistently lucid and on occasion mockingly beautiful.

July 9, 2018 | Full Review…

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