The Elephant Man

John Merrick (whose real name was Joseph, as this is based on a true story) is an intelligent and friendly man, but he is hated by his Victorian-era English society because he is severely deformed. Once he is discovered by a doctor, however, he is saved from his life in a freak show and he is treated like the human being that he really is.

Year

1980

Movie time

124 min

Directed by

David Lynch

Cast

Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud

8.1/10

IMDB

92%

Rotten Tomatoes

78/100

Metacritic