The film is set in a circus. The characters are artists, clowns and strongmen. The two main characters: Leo, the lion and Fred, his trainer. Charming stories about their everyday lives. Leo and Fred are more than just colleagues, they’re really good friends. They live together in one room and even share a double bed. They train together, they struggle together and they celebrate together. They share the joys and woes of each other’s private lives as one falls in love with a lovely lioness from a travelling circus and the other for her lady trainer. After a long life together in the big top, now old and grey, they retire from the ring and begin a totally new artistic career.