Are clowns sad in real life?
Howard Buten is a clown who hates clowns, but adores Swiss clown Grock. A psychologist who’s said to be more at ease with autistic people than with “normal” people. A novelist who wrote the bestseller When I Was Five I Killed Myself by hand with a pencil and an eraser. Howard Buten is also a clown named Buffo, an endearing and clumsy character who brings his violins to life, makes a rubber chicken sing and plays in the bigger theatres of Europe, including the mythical Olympia theatre in Paris…
Howard Buten is a man who loves silence and popcorn, who loves to be loved, but who doesn’t know how to say it. A man his own planet, a planet apart.
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|Year of Production||2009|
|Writers, directors||Véronique Reymond, Stéphanie Chuat|
|Cast||Howard Buten, Nancy Huston, Pierre Amoyal|
|Additional cinematographer||Camille Cottagnoud|
|Editor||Daniel Gibel, Karine Sudan|
|Sound Editor/Sound Mix||Gilles Abravanel|
|Producer||Switch Prod, Lausanne|
|With the participation of||Télévision Suisse Romande|
|With the support of||Fondation vaudoise pour le cinéma, Fonds Régio,
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