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The Elephant Man

DFI Cinema - Doha Film Institute

David Lynch / United States of America, United Kingdom / 1980 / 124 min / Unknown / Unknown / In English, French / subtitles
Rated: Mature subject matter. May not be suitable for minors. Individuals under the age of 15 are not admitted into cinemas

Synopsis

Dr. Frederic Treves discovers Joseph Merrick in a sideshow. Born with a congenital disorder, Merrick uses his disfigurement to earn a living as the "Elephant Man". Treves brings Merrick into his home, discovering that his rough exterior hides a refined soul, and that Merrick can teach the stodgy British upper class of the time a lesson about dignity. Merrick becomes the toast of London and charms a caring actress before his death at 27.

Director

David Lynch

Credits

Screenwriter
Christopher De Vore, Eric Bergren, David Lynch
Producer
Jonathan Sanger
Cinematographer
Freddie Francis
Editor
Anne V. Coates
Music
John Morris
Cast
Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller