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A deft blend of comedy and pathos, Robert Koltai's film sets the tumultuous lives of twin circus clowns against watershed moments in 20th century Hungarian history. Born and raised in a gypsy circus somewhere in the backwaters of Eastern Europe, twin brothers and clowns Naphthalene and Dodo fall afoul of the local Communist Party when a joke goes awry. Dodo takes the fall for his hapless brother and lands in the gulag, while Naphthalene unwittingly sets in motion events that lead to revolution. "...an engaging comedy of survival" (The Los Angeles Times). In Hungarian with English subtitles.

Robert Koltai---Hungary---2004---95 mins.