This isn't for the faint at heart and if you love violent indie films, and aren't scared of clowns. Then Spanish director Álex de la Iglesia has done his job again (El Crimen Perfecto, 800 Bullets, and The Day of the Beast).
It won ton of awards, critical acclaim on both sides and it's differently something to catch when the circus comes to town.
Not safe for viewing at work - Red Band Trailer
1937, Spain is in the midst of the brutal Spanish Civil War. A "Happy" circus clown is interrupted mid-performance and forcibly recruited by a militia. Still in his costume, he is handed a machete and led into battle against National soldiers, where he single handedly massacres an entire platoon. This absurd and disturbing scenario raises the curtain on a twisted tale of love, revenge, and psychopathic clowns that could only spring from the mind of filmmaker Álex de la Iglesia.