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Cinema program "Chocolat" in Kraków
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Original title: Chocolat
Runtime: 110 min.
Production: Francja , 2015
Release Date: 1 July 2016
Distribution: Kino Świat
Directed by: Roschdy Zem
Cast: Omar Sy, James Thierree, Clotilde Hesme
The true story of an extraordinary man - the first black clown nicknamed "Chocolat" that flourished in France in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The fascinating story of friendship, behind the scenes of show business and stereotypes. Starring Omar Sy - star beloved around the world "Untouchables".
"Chocolat" was the first dark-skinned artist who existed in the French entertainment industry. Born in 1860 in Cuba, which Rafaël Padilla. When he was 10, he was sold as a domestic Portuguese merchant. At age 16, he fled to Bilbao, where he began the adventure of the circus. His original personality was noticed and appreciated by a British clown Tony Grice, who gave him the nickname "Chocolat". True success came alongside another star circus - clown nicknamed "Footit" (played by James Thierée). Sketch, which together have invented, are played today. Quaint duet stage fascinated many artists and intellectuals, and "Chocolat" has become one of the most recognized personalities Montmartre. Inspired by the most popular artists of that period: Debussy, the painter Toulouse-Lautrec, who immortalized it in many of his drawings; also he appeared in the first films of the Lumière brothers. He died alone in 1917, ruined by gambling and alcohol.
Movie trailer: Chocolat