93 minutes

After losing all his wealth and his mansion in the 1929 crash, a millionaire discovers his long-lost love is a circus artist that has raised their son alone and travels with them through France; after growing up, the son becomes a world-class clown who patiently restores the family fortunes. Sweeping, gently comic fantasy about happiness confirming the unique talent of its writer/director/star.

Paul Claudon presents a CAPAC production. (French original release distributor, Gaumont; French 2010 restoration distributor, Carlotta Films. World sales, Studio 37/Carlotta Films.)
Starring Pierre Étaix; Claudine Auger, Philippe Dionnet; and Luce Klein.
Directed by Mr. Étaix; written by Mr. Étaix, Jean-Claude Carrière; music by Jean Paillaud; director of photography (b&w), Jean Boffety; production designers, Raymond Tournon, Raymond Gabutti; costume designer, Jacqueline Guyot; film editor, Henri Lanoë.
Screened: Festa do Cinema Francês advance DVD screener, Lisbon, September 26th 2010.


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