Balada Triste de Trompeta



1937 Spanish civil war, circus' clowns are recruited by force to join the militia and the butchery starts as they are still in their clown costume. Years after, Javier y Sergio, two terrifyingly disfigured clowns battle to the death to win an acrobat's ambiguous love. Their incredible confrontation is a satirical reflection of Franco's dictatorship during which the story takes place. As in the drama between the two Spains, both clowns destroy the object of their love in their struggle.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Alex de la Iglesia

Written by: Alex de la Iglesia

Produced by: Mariela Besuievsky, Gerardo Herrero

Cinematography: Kiko de la Rica

Editing: Alejandro Lazaro

Original Score: Roque Baños

Cast: Carlos Areces, Carolina Bang, Sancho Garcia, Carmen Maura

Nominations and Awards

  • Feature Film Selection 2011