This film combines both black-and-white and color photography to tell the story of a circus beset with financial woes.... Leni (Hannelore Hoger), the director of a circus, has just lost her father in a trapeze accident. She tries to keep the circus out of debt and vows to continue the performances under the big top. Helped by a small and unexpected inheritance, Leni has high hopes of keeping the circus operating. She must decide if her dedication to the show is realistic or merely wishful thinking. Curt Jurgens appears as the animal trainer Mackensen in this symbolic but slow-moving feature.
Hannelore Hoger, Sigi Graue, Alfred Edel, Bernd Höltz, Eva Oertel, Kurt Jürgens, Gilbert Houcke, Wanda Bronska-Pampuch, Herr Jobst, Hans-Ludger Schneider, Klaus Schwarzkopf, Nils von der Heyde, Marie Luise Dutoit