Adam's Circus

A group of Russian Jewish actors who fled their disintegrating "motherland" arrive in Israel in 1990. In a circus tent in Tel Aviv they perform a bizarre cabaret about a group of German Jewish actors, led by the famous clown Adam Stein, who came to Israel straight from the death camps. As the dividing line between their true identities and the characters they play blurs, the creative process explodes boundaries between reality and fantasy; gas masks become theater masks and Holocaust becomes carnival. An extraordinary inquiry into the riddle of the Holocaust, the complex reality of modern Israel, the enigma of faith, and the interchangeability of art and life, mask and face. With magnificent performances by members of the Gesher Theater and gorgeous art direction.
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