A biography of John Merrick, a severely deformed man who, with the help of a sympathetic doctor, moved from freak shows into posh London society. Lynch's first mainstream film, shot in black and white, it presents a startlingly vivid picture of the hypocrisies evident in the social mores of the Victorian era. Moving performance from Hurt in title role.
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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 125 minutes.
British Acad. 1980: Actor (Hurt), Film; Cesar 1982: Foreign Film.
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