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by Viktor Taus


At the beginning of their careers Oskar, Max and Viktor created a superstar clown trio called The Busters. Their clownery personified little islands of freedom in the midst of a motionless swamp of resignation during the communist regime of the former Czechoslovakia. An explosive disagreement, however, led to the three clowns breaking up. As it turns out, the clowns, beloved by the nation, can’t stand each other. Now, after thirty years in exile, 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?

original title: Clownwise
country: Czech Republic, Finland, Luxembourg, Slovakia
sales agent: Latido Films
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Viktor Taus
film run: 120'
release date: CZ 28/11/2013, SK 28/11/2013, FI 09/05/2014
screenplay: Petr Jarchovský
cast: Oldřich Kaiser, Jirí Lábus, Didier Flamand, Kati Outinen, Eva Jeníčková, Taťjana Medvecká
cinematography by: Milan Chadima
film editing: Alois Fisárek
producer: Viktor Taus, Michal Kollár
production: Fog’n’Desire Films, Czech Television - Česká televize, Sokol Kollár, K Film plus, Samastinor a.s., Tarantula Luxembourg, Kinosto Oy
backing: Eurimages, MEDIA Programme, The Czech State Fund for the Support and Development of Czech Cinematography, Film Industry Support Programme, Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Film Fund Luxembourg, Finnish Film Foundation, West Finland Film Commission
distributor: Falcon
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