Re: What was the last movie you saw?
The Last Circus
I have been a fan of Alex de la Iglesia since catching his wildly original Accion Mutante on television in 1993 (yes our TV used to be that good!). Since then he has made a name for himself with outlandish and rather kooky films centred around violence and Catholicism.
The Last Circus starts during the Spanish Revolution where a Circus clown is enlisted to fight against the rebels. His son watches his father lose, get thrown in jail, then executed during a botched escape. It then moves on to 1972, and the young boy has grown up and joined a dysfunctional circus as a sad clown. He and the female trapeze artist start a relationship. Though her partner, the lead clown, is a violently jealous and sadistic man. Which leads to violent life changing events.
I enjoyed this film. It was irreverent, dark and amusing. But it just didn't really have the same sort of impact on me as Iglesia's previous efforts.