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The Elephant Man
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Anthony Hopkins Anthony Hopkins
Frederick Treves
John Hurt John Hurt
John Merrick
Anne Bancroft Anne Bancroft
Mrs. Kendal
John Gielgud John Gielgud
Carr Gomm
Wendy Hiller Wendy Hiller
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Michael Elphick Michael Elphick
Night Porter
Hannah Gordon Hannah Gordon
Mrs. Treves


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Christopher De Vore Christopher De Vore
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Eric Bergren Eric Bergren
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''My life is full, I know I'm loved."

7 years, 3 months ago at Nov 17 23:23
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''I am not an elephant! I am not an animal! I am a human being! I am a man!'' A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity.Anthony Hopkins: Frederick Treves''My life is full because I know I am loved.'' If one was to turn on David Lynch's ... read more

It will leave you speechless...

8 years, 10 months ago at Apr 21 11:35
1 vote
"I am not an elephant! I am not an animal! I am a human being! I am a man!"

Based on a true story, The Elephant Man is a drama that unconditionally blew me away.

The film is a dramatisation of the life of Englishman Joseph Merrick (Hurt), known as John in the film, who was born with a grotesque physical deformity. Due to the nature and severity of the man's malformat... read more

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2 years, 1 month ago at Jan 23 17:51
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Probably never has been a better movie to illustrate man's inhumanity to man. John Hurt never ceases to amaze me.
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Based on the true story of Joseph Merrick, a 19th-century Englishman afflicted with a disfiguring congenital disease. With the help of kindly Dr. Frederick Treves, Merrick attempts to regain the dignity he lost after years spent as a side-show freak.
Release date: 10 October 1980
UPC: 097360134742
Tags: Drama (44), 1980s (27), Biography (27), 1980 (20), Black And White (14), Based On A True Story (13), True Story (11), Illness (11), Prejudice (11), Doctor (10), UK (10), Disfigurement (10), Dignity (9), Hospital (7), (7), Black & White (7), Usa (7), Biopic (6), Expressionist (6), Surgery (6)
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johanlefourbe posted a review 8 months, 4 weeks ago

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“I have to admit it, it has been a while since I saw this one but I will definitely re-watch it as soon I get the opportunity. When talking about Lynch's career, it seems that this movie has been a little bit forgotten. Indeed, if you compare it to the movies more faithful to his directing style such as 'Blue Velvet' or 'Mulholland Dr.', it seems to be like a rather straightforward drama. Indeed, it is rather straightforward but still quite fascinating to watch in my opinion and after directing only 2 movies, David Lynch was already regarded as one of the most promising American directors at work. The best thing in this movie was that even though the story was rather predictable, Lynch preserved his own rather dark directing style and it made the whole thing quite sinister but so spellbindi” read more

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