The True Story of the Elephant Man (1997)

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    John Hurt

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    United Kingdom

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Explores the history of the Elephant Man, Joseph Merrick. Discusses the medical debates that have surrounded him, whether he suffered from neurofibromatosis or Proteus syndrome.

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