Man on a Tightrope
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Man on a Tightrope
With considerable dramatic embellishment, Man on a Tightrope is a fact-based account of a tiny family-run Czech circus troupe that managed to safely cross the Iron Curtain to Austria. The trouble begins after the communists overtake Czechoslovakia. Before that, the circus thrived, but then the communists force all the young performers into the military leaving the patriarch with no way to maintain his equipment. The authorities then take away ownership and force him to change the acts to support Party philosphies and forces them to perform for the benefit of the state. This deeply angers the… More

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"Writer Robert E. Sherwood never gets the screenplay to gracefully walk across the tightrope."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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