The Elephant Man (1980)
overview : A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his "owner" as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, 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.
Release Date : Oct 09, 1980
Runtime : 2h 4m
Companies : Paramount, StudioCanal, Brooksfilms
Countries : United Kingdom, United States of America
Keywords : exploitation, biography, based on true story, hospital, curiosity, sideshow, disfigurement, physical deformity, freak, 19th century, dignity