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The Elephant Man
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The Elephant Man 1980

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The Elephant Man 1980 PG

124 mins USA Director. David Lynch

John Hurt, unrecognisable beneath the make-up, delivers a tender performance as the severely deformed Joseph Merrick, rescued by Anthony Hopkins' kindly surgeon from the hell of a circus sideshow to a more genteel world of scientific enquiry. Lynch's sensitive study of disability and difference was shot in lustrous black and white by veteran cinematographer and ex-Hammer director Freddie Francis.

Directed by

David Lynch

Featuring

John Hurt

Anthony Hopkins

Anne Bancroft

John Gielgud

Freddie Jones

Michael Elphick

Genres

Biographical Historical drama

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Congenital abnormalities Hospitals Doctors

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Certificate

PG Contains mild horror and violence

Released

1980

Country

USA

Language

English

Production company

Brooksfilms

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