The Elephant Man (1980)

Director
David Lynch

Main cast
John Hurt; Anthony Hopkins; Anne Bancroft; John Gielgud; Wendy Hiller

Genres
Drama, History

Description
A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his "owner" as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of great intelligence and sensitivity. Based on the true story of Joseph Merrick (called John Merrick in the film), a severely deformed man in 19th century London.


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