Hansen og Pedersen

The Circus Dynasty 2014


Benny Berdino, the owner of one of Europe’s biggest circus, dreams of his grandson Patrick Berdino keeping his dynasty alive. Patrick’s relationship and seemingly definite marriage to award winning circus artist Merrylu Casselly can only strengthen this goal.

They grew up together, so when the pair move into their own caravan and create a joint show, it seems that everything is going according to plan. But mixing business and pleasure is never as simple as it seems. When you have just turned 20 it can be hard to live up to the expectations and dreams of your parents. Who knows if the young lovers and their families can overcome that new times moved to the forefront in a world where old traditions and norms are prevailing.



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  • Title The Circus Dynasty
  • Length90 min. / 60 min. / 2 x 40 min.
  • PRODUcTION year2014
  • directorAnders Riis-Hansen
  • producerMalene Flindt Pedersen
  • photographyAnders Riis-Hansen / Lars Skree / Anders Löftstedt
  • editingLars Therkelsen
  • musiCJonas Colstrup
  • in collaboration withDet Danske Filminstitut / TV2 Danmark