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Balada Triste De Trompeta


Project information

Talent Manuel Bauer
Role of participant Editor
Director Alex de la Iglesia
Status finished

Production details

Running time 100 min
Genre Drama
Year of production 2010
Country of Production Spain
Production Companies
Castafiore Films
Tornasol Films

still / picture for Balada Triste De Trompeta


Balada triste de trompeta – which translates into English as A Sad Trumpet Ballad – starts off set in Madrid in 1937, during the civil war. A troupe of clowns are entertaining some children, with the sound of aerial bombardment in the background, when suddenly a group of republican soldiers burst in and arm the clowns – desperate to turn the tide of a losing battle. What follows is a bizarre, fast-paced and dizzying scene of graphic carnage, as a big scary clown hacks up fascist rebel soldiers with a machete. Imprisoned after the battle is lost, the clown’s son is left without a family… and with revenge in his heart.

Participation in international festivals / awards

Venice Film Festival
Nantes Spanish Film Festival