The Elephant Man (1980, David Lynch)
★★★★
Peerless tale of real person John Merrick, played by John Hurt, who suffered Proteus syndrome (which causes severe deformities), who went from English freak shows to London society thanks to a doctor. Anthony Hopkins plays the doctor. Simultaneously tragic and uplifting; real beauty of the human heart stuff here, sincerely and deliberately conveyed by director Lynch, who keeps the film in a constant dreamlike state. Wonderful performance. A perfect film. DVD, Streaming.
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