A King of New York
A satire on everything from communism to consumerism
The little tramp wanders around the circus where the police mistakes him for a pickpocket.
Unwillingly, he becomes the main act of the show. The circus owner hires him as a clown but in fact he only has eyes for his daughter.
The Circus is a film with the well-known ingredients that made Chaplin's film so successful and popular: the tramp with the golden heart who ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time, against his will... but ends up with the girl and happiness on his side. The film earned Charlie Chaplin an Academy Award.
Charlie Chaplin has an oeuvre like no other: magical, poetic, hilarious, moving and irresistible. This year marks the 100th anniversary of his groundbreaking film The Kid. Reason enough to bring all his films back to the big screen, in beautifully restored versions.