The great Zerbino Circus is proud to present it's audience - with a savage killer!
~ Zerbino

Zerbino is the main antagonist in the 2004 family film Two Brothers. He is a circus master and trainer who abuses his tigers for performances, including Kumal and Sangha. He is the boss of Saladin.

He was portrayed by Vincent Scarito. 

Biography

Zerbino is the world's famous animal tamer and director of the great Zerbino Circus. He also has a wife, Madame Zerbino and she was pregnant with their son. He first appeared after the delivery of a lost tiger cub. He opens the box, and introduces himself and named him "Kumal". He keeps him in a cage where he is to be the star attraction.

Later in the movie, an unscrupulous explorer, big-game hunter and temple looter named Aidan McRory, was interrupted by Zerbino and the circus crew. McRory wanted a tiger skin, so he pay them 1000 Piasters and they killed off their old tiger, Bloody Caesar. A year later, when Kumal is now fully grown, he is trained by Zerbino, to do tricks, such as jumping through a flaming hoop. Zerbino and the fearsome fire-eating sword swallower Saladin, learned that another savage tiger named Sangha will come to be the opponent to Kumal. In exchange to pay them 5000 Piasters, they agree and the prince decides to hold a festival in which a battle between two great beasts.

McRory visits Kumal again, only to again be interrupted by Zerbino and Saladin. He takes the key and said that he will buy Kumal from them. However, they tell him they can't afford it and threaten him to give back the key. Kumal is afraid to fight Sangha, but the trainers force him into the ring. The brothers begin fighting until they finally recognize each other and start play fighting instead, impressing the audience. Saladin and the other trainers push them to continue fighting and Saladin hits Kumal, but the mighty Shanga, finally had enough of Saladin's cruelty, bites Saladin's arm, causing the latter to squeal in agony. Frightened, Zerbino rushes into the ring to shoot Sangha, unaware that he has left the door open. Kumal jumps onto Zerbino and viciously mauls him out of vengeance, while Saladin presumably dies of his injuries offscreen. The two brothers manage to escape the circus and eventually find their freedom in the wild.

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