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Artists Under The Big Top: Perplexed, The (Artisten in der Zirkuskuppel: ratlos, Die)

Artists Under The Big Top: Perplexed, The

The circus artist Leni Peickert is planning the circus of the future. She wants to show the animals authentically, and not dressed up as people. In face of the inhuman situation, the artists are to increase the degree of difficulty in their work. But her plan goes awry. Leni Peickert approaches a television company, seeing a knowledge of this special technology as a more suitable basis for her attempt to change the world.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 1968
Director Alexander Kluge
Screenplay Alexander Kluge
Cinematography Thomas Mauch, Guenther Hoermann
Beate Mainka-Jellinghaus
Bernd Hoeltz
Cast Hannelore Hoger, Bernd Hoeltz, Siegfried Graue
Production Company Kairos Film
Length 104 min
Format 35 mm, color, b&w
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Versions French, English
Sound Technology Mono
Festivals Venice 1968, Moscow 2004 (Retrospective), Kolkata 2019
Awards Golden Lion Venice 1968, German Film Award 1969