Wednesday, October 28, 2015



Category: Feature Film
Director: Viktor Tauš
Lead Actors: Didier Flamand (as Oskar), Jiri Labus (as Viktor), Oldrich Kaiser (as Max), Kati Outinen (as Sylvie)

Language: Czech

Music: Petr Ostrouchov
Country: Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Finland, Luxembourg 
Year: 2014 

Length: 120'

30 years ago Oskar, Max and Viktor created a superstar clown trio Busters in Czech. Their clowneries personified little islands of freedom in the midst of a motionless swamp of resignation during the communist regime of the former Czechoslovakia. But a terrible disagreement broke the three clowns apart. The clowns beloved by the nation can't stand each other since then. And they lead a separate life in different places; only thing common to all of them is suffering.
Now, after years of immigration Oskar returns to end his artistic career in Prague. The meeting with his former friends leads to an unavoidable confrontation. Will the glimmer of the former sunshine days create a spark that will set them on fire again? Even after all this time the question remains the same: Who will have the last laugh?

Clownwise is a film about love and farewell, about the possibility and importance of forgiveness. The film asks itself whether the close proximity of death, the insight into the physical finality, can lead to the reconnection of this being. Whether it's possible to re-tie the torn connections, to heal the old wounds and forgive. The film shows us the places and life in Czech. It takes us on an emotional journey into the lives of clowns, their differences, fight and reunion. It makes us realize how our thoughts, decisions and behavior changes with age. How the possibility of loneliness affects one’s life? How our career and lives are affected by fight over trivial issues? How good it feels when friends come out of their differences and re-unite?

Overall it’s a wonderful entertainer with a good message.

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