The life story of Rafael Padilla, a former slave in Cuba, who unexpectedly became a star clown in the Paris of the Belle Epoque. Discovered in a small country circus in the North of France by George Footit, a British clown and acrobat, he formed a successful duo with him, 'Footit and Chocolat'. For two decades, and despite conflicts between the two artists, Footit as the authoritarian white clown and Chocolat as the Auguste Black drudge filled crowds with enthusiasm. But nothing lasts forever and the glory of Chocolat, despite his high ambitions, started to decline until his premature death in 1917.
James Thierrée....George Footit dit Footit (as James Thiérrée)
Clotilde Hesme....Marie Hecquet
Olivier Gourmet....Joseph Oller
Frédéric Pierrot....Théodore Delvaux
Noémie Lvovsky....Yvonne Delvaux
Alice de Lencquesaing....Camille
Olivier Rabourdin....Firmin Gemier
Thibault de Montalembert....Jules Moy
Héléna Soubeyrand....Régina Badet
Xavier Beauvois....Jacques Potin
Christophe Fluder....Marval, le lilliputien (as Krystoff Fluder)
Antonin Maurel....Le clown Ortis
Mick Holsbeke....Le clown Green
Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database.