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01 October 2020 Trier (Germany)
Charles Chaplin's The Circus
Philharmonische Orchester der Stadt Trier - Theater Trier, Grosses Haus
Program Info: After the Philharmonic Orchestra of the City of Trier accompanied the silent film Metropolis with great success , a silent film is on the program again this season: The Circus , by and with Charlie Chaplin, from whom the music comes.
On the run from the police, who think he is a pickpocket, Charlie ends up in a circus ring. The audience believes Charlie's attempts to escape the police is a new circus act and is thrilled. The ringmaster hires him on the spot, but soon realizes that Charlie can't be funny on command. That's why the director arranges it so that Charlie is "by chance" present at every performance. Charlie does not notice that he is being exploited and falls in love with the director's daughter. His chances with the pretty acrobat are good. At least until a competitor shows up ...