The Elephant Man
From revered filmmaker David Lynch, and starring John Hurt and Anthony Hopkins, The Elephant Man is an extraordinary and intensely moving true story of bravery and humanity. John Merrick (John Hurt) is The Elephant Man, forced into circus sideshows and spurned by society because of the disfiguring disabilities he was born with. Rescued by a well meaning surgeon (Anthony Hopkins), he tries to escape a life of prejudice and cruelty as he tries to fit into a world ruled by Victorian sensibilities. Beautifully shot in black and white by the incomparable Freddie Francis, The Elephant Man is an unforgettable story of human dignity and survival.
Starring John Hurt, Anthony Hopkins, Anne Bancroft
Director David Lynch