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Yo Yo, original title Yoyo, is a 1965 French comedy film by Pierre Étaix. The story follows the son of a millionaire from the 1920s to the 1960s. After losing his fortune in the stock-exchange crash, he teams up with an equestrienne and becomes a circus clown. The film was entered into the 1965 Cannes Film Festival.


Yo Yo is the son of a 1920s billionaire who, although having everything he fancies and living in a cavernous old castle, is not happy, fancying the simple life of a beautiful circus actress. When the stock-exchange crashes, rendering him both poor and free, he joins the circus where his love interest is performing, and falls madly in love. They have a son who starts in the circus as a clown but later becomes a successful actor and uses his new wealth to buy back his father's castle.


  • Pierre Étaix as Yoyo / the millionaire
  • Claudine Auger as Isolina
  • Philippe Dionnet as Yoyo as a child
  • Luce Klein as the equestrienne
  • Siam as a clown
  • Pipo as a clown
  • Dario as a clown
  • Mimile as a clown
  • Martine de Breteuil as Madame de Briac
  • Roger Trapp as Leroy

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