THE ELEPHANT MAN
Directed by David Lycnh
United Kingdom / United States
Time : 2h03
Cast : Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft
Cinematography : Freddie Francis
Screenplay : Christopher De Vore, Eric Bergren, David Lynch
Music : John Morris
Film editing : Anne V. Coates
Production : Jonathan Sanger
London, 1884. A man with severe deformities is exhibited as a fairground freak. A doctor determines to save him from this terrible existence in order to study him, but soon discovers that John Merrick, to give him his real name, is an intelligent and sensitive person. A stunning work of enormous formal beauty.
David Lynch (1946-)
This master of the strange has developed an unusual body of work that draws us into the interior madness of human beings and describes a world grappling with evil. His films Eraserhead (1976), The Elephant Man (1980), Dune (1984), Blue Velvet (1986), Wild At Heart (1990), Lost Highway (1997), The Straight Story (1999), Mulholland Drive (2001) are regarded as classics, as is his television series Twin Peaks.