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So what happens to eight unwanted circus lions once their act is cancelled? Emmanuel Gunter, or ‘Manny’ the lion tamer is determined to save his lions at all costs and as the stakes grow higher, his methods become increasingly unorthodox.
Manny’s troubled assistant, José the anarchic Spaniard, is in love with Shelley, the teenage tightrope walker. Between him and his young love, stands the threatening figure of Shelley’s psychotic father, the circus strongman, and her weird alcoholic Great Aunt Anna, a ‘painted pensioner’ who dresses like a child. Both father and daughter are hiding a terrifying secret.