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The Elephant Man
David Lynch (Dune, Wild At Heart, Mulholland Drive), uses the true story of Merrick’s life to explore the profound despair of a tortured soul who inspires both fascination and revulsion. This is a powerful film which has earned cult status, having been nominated for 8 Oscars®. A circus freak, John Merrick (John Hurt – Hellboy, Dogville, Harry Potter) is routinely humiliated by his master Bytes (Freddie Jones – Firefox, Dune, Erik the Viking). Frederick Treeves, a renowned surgeon (Anthony Hopkins – Alexander, The Mask Of Zorro, The Silence Of The Lambs) is fascinated by this grotesque character and admits him to his clinic. He goes on to discover that despite his outward appearance, Merrick is a surprisingly sensitive and endearing individual.