Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
Set within the free-spirited world of a traveling circus, a human cannonball reflects upon his life in this Italian drama that was written, directed, produced, and filmed by auteur Silvano Agosti who based the film upon his book L'uomo proiettile. The reminiscences of the performer subtly drive home the idealistic view that the pursuit of artistic freedom is more humanizing than the pursuit for material wealth. Cannonball loves his work which only requires he spend one hour per day climbing into an enormous silver circus cannon and being fired into space by a lovely young woman. Eventually the fellow and the girl embark upon a passionate affair. Unfortunately, it doesn't last and she moves on. The Human Cannonball is devastated and becomes quite jealous. He tries hard to overcome his heartbreak and go on with his life.
carnival, love, romance, heartbreak, jealousy