The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man (1980)

A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his "owner" as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of great intelligence and sensitivity. Based on the true story of Joseph Merrick (called John Merrick in the film), a severely deformed man in 19th century London.

Plot Keywords: exploitation, biography, based on a true story, hospital, curiosity, sideshow, disfigurement, physical deformity, freak, 19th century, dignity

DirectorDavid Lynch
WritersDavid Lynch, Christopher De Vore, Eric Bergren
Production CompanyBrooksfilms
Production CountriesUnited Kingdom, United States of America
Spoken LanguagesEnglish

Alternate Titles

El hombre elefante
O Homem Elefante
L'homme éléphant
Sloní muz
Ο άνθρωπος ελέφαντας
엘리펀트 맨