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10 Films By Turkish Female Directors

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Pandora'nın Kutusu film

Pandora’nın Kutusu (2008) IMDb 7,2
Director: Yeşim Ustaoğlu

Three brothers, each of whom has fallen into distant lands, will now put a forced end to their longing. All three have been thrown into different lives. Their bond with each other is dulling and the time for reunion is approaching for these three middle-aged siblings who have lost their communication. The news of the disappearance of their elderly mothers living in their homeland in the Black Sea will bring them together years later. The siblings, each of whom has fallen into the same city and lost contact despite living in Istanbul, embark on a journey where they unearth many things about themselves and their memories in order to find their mother Nusret. This journey will turn into an internal showdown, the process after finding their mother and bringing them to Istanbul will turn into a painful test of life.

Mustang film

Mustang (2015) IMDb 7,6
Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven

Telling a story set in İnebolu, Mustang focuses on the struggle of the five sisters for their freedom. Lale and her siblings are sentenced to house arrest when a game they play is turned into an unexpected scandal by their environment.

İşe Yarar Bir Şey film

İşe Yarar Bir Şey (2017) IMDb 7,7
Director: Pelin Esmer

Why would someone like Leyla go to a high school reunion dinner? And take an overnight train to get there. After all, she hasn’t been to a single one for the last 25 years – What is Canan, a student nurse, doing on the train? Reluctantly going to an interview for a nursing job when she would like to be an actress instead. And Yavuz? He spends all day lying by the window watching the passing hawkers, horse carriages and people. He is waiting for Canan, or maybe Leyla, or maybe a executioner and a poet who meet on a train one night.

Kovan film

Kovan (2020) IMDb 6,6
Director: Eylem Kaftan

Ayse returns to her hometown in northeastern Turkey to nurse her gravely ill mother. Before she dies, Ayse’s mother leaves Ayse her much loved beehives to manage. There are soon problems as she starts to work with the local beekeeper. Furthermore, a bear becomes a real threat to her hives and her life. Can Ayse overcome her fear of bees and even greater fear of the marauding bear? And will she save the remaining hives?

Büyük Adam Küçük Aşk film

Büyük Adam Küçük Aşk (2001) IMDb 7,6
Director: Handan İpekçi

Hejar is a little Kurdish girl who lost her entire family in conflict. She is left with a young female lawyer by a poor relative she. Two members of the separatist organization are also staying in the lawyer’s house. As a result of the extrajudicial execution of the police, the lawyer and his companions die, but the little girl miraculously manages to leave the apartment and take shelter in the neighbor without being noticed by the police. A neighbor, a retired judge Turkey is firmly committed to the ideals of the founding of the republic and recently lost his wife. The judge’s cleaner is also a Kurd and thanks to her translator, the situation of the girl is partially understood. When their hearts did not allow to hand him over to the police, one of them did not speak Turkish and the other did not speak Kurdish; These two people, who have a big age difference between them, start to stay in the same house.

Başka Dilde Aşk film

Başka Dilde Aşk (2009) IMDb 7,3
Director: İlksen Başarır

Onur, who has been deaf since birth, works as a librarian. His father had left him and his mother when he was seven, and Onur has always blamed himself for this. Although being able to speak, he has chosen to stay silent because of the pitying looks of the people around him. At his friend Vedat’s engagement party, he meets Zeynep, who later finds out about Onur’s hearing disability, but is not bothered by it. She is forced by her overbearing father to leave home and gets a job at a call-center. Having to speak on the phone all day to people she doesn’t know, Zeynep finds peace with Onur, who she communicates with perfectly without speaking…

Köprüdekiler film

Köprüdekiler (2009) IMDb 6,7
Director: Aslı Özge

The stories of three men working at the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul are told by the original characters, in this mosaic depicting real persons exposing their lives and aspirations.

Kedi film

Kedi (2016) IMDb 7,7 (cat)
Director: Ceyda Torun

In the documentary, which features cats, the warm inhabitants of Istanbul’s streets, these little friends shed light on the troubles they went through. One of the most striking aspects of the film is that it is formed in natural images taken from the busiest places of Istanbul. The documentary is signed by Ceyda Torun

Fakat Müzeyyen Bu Derin Bir Tutku filmi

Fakat Müzeyyen Bu Derin Bir Tutku (2014) IMDb 6,6
Director: Çiğdem Vitrinel

The ‘writer’ Arif, who is trying to write his first book, spends a considerable part of his time by thinking about the book. According to him, life contains many unresolved questions, especially about women and relationships. Everything that he knows or tries to learn till that day start to change when Müzeyyen comes into his life unexpectedly.

Sibel film

Sibel (2018) IMDb 6,9
Director: Çağla Zencirci

25-year-old Sibel lives with her father and sister in a secluded village in the mountains of Turkey’s Black Sea region. Sibel is a mute, but she communicates by using the ancestral whistled language of the area. Rejected by her fellow villagers, she relentlessly hunts down a wolf that is said to be prowling in the neighbouring forest, sparking off fears and fantasies among the village women. There she crosses path with a fugitive. Injured, threatening and vulnerable, he is the first one to take a fresh look at her.

Ana Yurdu film

Ana Yurdu (2015) IMDb 6,5
Director: Senem Tüzen

After a painful divorce, Nesrin, who has just started to recover, leaves her office job and leaves her home in Istanbul. Nesrin makes her way to the empty village house in Anatolia, left over from her grandmother who dead. she dreamed of being a writer since childhood and decides to complete her first novel in this house. However, her plans are cut short when her mother, who has not met for a long time and cannot agree, appears at the house. Now is the time for both to face each other’s dark side.

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10 Movies Full of Metaphor

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Here are ’10 Movies Full of Metaphors’ that you will not get over. Have a good time.

Stalker (1979) IMDb 8,2

Two men and their guide, a ‘stalker’, travel through a mysterious and forbidden territory in the wilderness called ‘the zone.” In the zone, nothing is what it seems. In the zone, there’s said to be a bunker, which contains: a ‘magical’ room, where people who make wishes…come true.

Only by following the Stalker’s lead can the two men hope to make it to the bunker – and the room.

As they travel, they realize it may take something more than just determination to succeed.

No Country for Old Men (2007) IMDb 8,1

In rural Texas, welder and hunter Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) discovers the remains of several drug runners who have all killed each other in an exchange gone violently wrong. Rather than report the discovery to the police, Moss decides to simply take the two million dollars present for himself. This puts the psychopathic killer, Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem), on his trail as he dispassionately murders nearly every rival, bystander, and even employer in the pursuit of his quarry and the money. As Moss desperately attempts to keep one step ahead, the blood from this hunt begins to flow behind him with relentlessly growing intensity as Chigurh closes in. Meanwhile, the laconic Sheriff Ed Tom Bell (Tommy Lee Jones) blithely oversees the investigation even as he struggles to face the sheer enormity of the crimes he is attempting to thwart.

Groundhog Day (1993) IMDb 8,0

TV weatherman Phil Connors is cynical, to say the least, and having to go yet again to Punxsutawney, Pa. on February 2 to see if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow isn’t his idea of fun. He’s grumpy with his segment producer Rita and downright nasty with cameraman Larry. He doesn’t take the shadow business at all seriously but the next morning awakens to find he is reliving the same day. Initially disbelieving and fighting what is happening to him, Phil eventually accepts that he will re-live the same day over and over again. He uses the opportunity to acquire new skills – piano playing and ice carving among them – and soon becomes the most admired man in Punxsutawney. Just how many times he relives the day, however, is anyone’s guess.

Persona (1966) IMDb 8,1

Swedish actress Elisabet Vogler, while on stage during a performance of Elektra, becomes mute. The day following, she is in a near-catatonic state. The doctors in charge of her case diagnose no medical reason that would cause these disabilities. A nurse named Alma is assigned to be Elisabet’s caretaker, who believes that there is some sort of inner strength that Elisabet possesses to choose not to speak. Since Elisabet is not allowed visits by either her husband or her son, the doctor provides her own secluded beachside summer house as a respite for Elisabet and Alma. To break the silence during the respite, Alma speaks continually to Elisabet, ultimately about personal details of her life. Elisabet responds to Alma’s talking, and Alma uses these situations as her own therapy sessions. Alma admires Elisabet and wants to be like her. As the women spend more time alone together, Alma learns more about her patient. But Alma also begins a transformation, which she now knowingly tries to stop because of those things she has learned about Elisabet.

Solyaris (1972) IMDb 8,1

The Solaris mission has established a base on a planet that appears to host some kind of intelligence, but the details are hazy and very secret. After the mysterious demise of one of the three scientists on the base, the main character is sent out to replace him.

He finds the station run-down and the two remaining scientists cold and secretive. When he also encounters his wife who has been dead for ten years, he begins to appreciate the baffling nature of the alien intelligence.

Bom Yeoreum Gaeul Gyeoul Geurigo Bom (2003) IMDb 8,0

A young boy lives in a small floating temple on a beautiful lake, together with an elderly master who teaches him the ways of the Buddha. Years later the boy, now a young man, experiences his sexual awakening with a girl who has come to the temple to be healed by the master. The youth runs away to the outside world but his lust turns his life into hell, so he returns to the lake temple to find spiritual enlightenment.

Die unendliche Geschichte (1984) IMDb 7,4

The boy Bastian misses his mother, who has died and is bullied at school by three bullies. One day, he is running away from4 the three boys and hides in a bookstore, where the owner shows him a book that he has never read called “The Neverending Story”. Bastian does not resist and shoplifts T book, leaving a note telling them that he will return the book after he reads gfffit. He goes to the school attic and anxiously reads the book that tells the story of the magic kingdom of Fantasia that is doomed to destruction unless the boy Atreyu can’t go save it. But he needs the help of an Earthling boy to avoid that The Nothing destroys his world.

The Fountain (2006) IMDb 7,2

Three stories – one each from the past, present, and future – about men in pursuit of eternity with their love.

A conquistador in Mayan country searches for the tree of life to free his captive queen; a medical researcher, working with various trees, looks for a cure that will save his dying wife; a space traveler, traveling with an aged tree encapsulated within a bubble, moves toward a dying star that’s wrapped in a nebula; he seeks eternity with his love. The stories intersect and parallel; the quests fail and succeed.

Eraserhead (1977) IMDb 7,4

In a highly industrialized and somewhat stark alternate reality, Henry learns from the beautiful woman that lives across the hall from him that he has been invited to dinner at the home of Mary and her parents, which surprises him as he has never met Mary’s parents and wasn’t even sure that he and Mary were still dating or a couple. At the dinner, Henry will learn that there is an ulterior motive to the invitation: Mary has just given birth and her mother expects Henry to marry her daughter. Despite the offspring’s premature arrival, Henry initially doesn’t believe the baby is his as the math just doesn’t compute. Regardless, Mary and the baby move into Henry’s small apartment with him. Unable to endure the baby’s incessant crying, Mary abandons them, leaving Henry to care for the baby on his own, he unsure if only temporarily or for good. In their solitude, Henry begins to have visions – unclear if they are real or hallucinations – which point to the possibility that the baby is biologically his, but that perhaps that the world in which they live is controlled by otherworldly forces.

Holy Motors (2012) IMDb 7,1

From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the shadowy life of a mystic man named Monsieur Oscar.

Prometheus (2012) IMDb 7,0

Following a faint trail of clues, the accomplished archaeologist, Doctor Elizabeth Shaw, and her partner, Charlie Holloway, along with a seventeen-man crew, embark on an ambitious, deep-space scientific expedition. Aboard the revolutionary space exploration starship, USCSS Prometheus, the team sets foot on the rocky terrain of the desolate exomoon, LV-223, in 2093, to investigate the existence of the superior extraterrestrial species known as the “Engineers”. But, there, inside a mysterious, complex structure of cavernous dark chambers and an intricate underground system of tunnels, more enigmas await. Now, a terrifying discovery threatens not only the outcome of the bold outer-space mission but also the very future of humankind. Is the world prepared for the answers to the fundamental questions of human existence?

Inside Out (2015) IMDb 8,1

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.

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Top 10 Great Films of Bruce Willis

We have selected the 10 best performances of Bruce Willis for his 66th birthday.

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Bruce Willis

With his success in Die Hard(1988), Bruce Willis established himself as one of Hollywood’s iconic stars, winning the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Series in 1985 also Emmy Awards for Best Actor in a Drama Series in 1987.

We have selected the 10 best performances of Bruce Willis for his 66th birthday. Have a good time.

Bruce Willis

The Sixth Sense (1999) IMDb 8,1

Malcom Crowe (Bruce Willis) is a child psychologist who receives an award on the same night that he is visited by a very unhappy ex-patient. After this encounter, Crowe takes on the task of curing a young boy with the same ills as the ex-patient. This boy “sees dead people”. Crowe spends a lot of time with the boy much to the dismay of his wife. Cole’s mom (Toni Collette) is at her wit’s end with what to do about her son’s increasing problems. Crowe is the boy’s only hope.

Bruce Willis

Glass (2019) IMDb 6,7

After pursuing Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities that reside within, David Dunn finds himself locked in a mental hospital alongside his archenemy, Elijah Price. The trio must now contend with a psychiatrist, who is out to prove they do not actually possess superhuman abilities.

Bruce Willis

Pulp Fiction (1994) IMDb 8,9

Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega are two hitmen who are out to retrieve a suitcase stolen from their employer, mob boss Marsellus Wallace. Wallace has also asked Vincent to take his wife Mia out a few days later when Wallace himself will be out of town. Butch Coolidge is an aging boxer who is paid by Wallace to lose his fight. The lives of these seemingly unrelated people are woven together comprising of a series of funny, bizarre, and uncalled-for incidents.

Bruce Willis

Twelve Monkeys (1995) IMDb 8,0

An intense film about time travel, this Sci-Fi entry was directed by Terry Gilliam, a member of the comedy troupe Monty Python. James Cole, a prisoner of the state in the year 2035 who can earn parole if he agrees to travel back in time and thwart a devastating plague. The virus has wiped out most of the Earth’s population and the remainder live underground because the air is poisonous. Returning to the year 1990, six years before the start of the plague, Cole is soon imprisoned in a psychiatric facility because his warnings sound like mad ravings. There he meets a scientist named Dr. Kathryn Railly and Jeffrey Goines, the mad son of an eminent virologist. Cole is returned by the authorities to the year 2035 and finally ends up at his intended destination in 1996. He kidnaps Dr. Railly in order to enlist her help in his quest. Cole discovers graffiti by an apparent animal rights group called the Army of the Twelve Monkeys, but as he delves into the mystery, he hears voices, loses his bearings, and doubts his own sanity. He must figure out if Goines, who seems to be a raving lunatic, holds the key to the puzzle.
12 Monkeys is one of the most important time travel films.

Bruce Willis

Die Hard (1988) IMDb 8,2

NYPD cop John McClane (Bruce Willis) goes on a Christmas vacation to visit his wife Holly in Los Angeles where she works for the Nakatomi Corporation. While they are at the Nakatomi headquarters for a Christmas party, a group of robbers led by Hans Gruber take control of the building and hold everyone hostage, with the exception of John, while they plan to perform a lucrative heist. Unable to escape and with no immediate police response, John is forced to take matters into his own hands.

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Sin City(2005) IMDb 8,0

Pivoting around four stories from Frank Miller’s Sin City universe, three tainted anti-heroes of Basin City, the cradle of crime and corruption, cross paths in their search for redemption.

On the brink of retirement, Detective John Hartigan (Bruce Willis), the vile city’s last honest cop, breaks every rule in the book in his crusade to save the innocent eleven-year-old girl, Nancy Callahan, from the clutches of the well-connected child molester, Roark Junior. Meanwhile, in another part of the town, bearing the deep scars of endless fights, Marv, the hulking ex-convict and grotesque brute with the killer fists, finds himself framed for a crime he didn’t commit, hell-bent on revenge and murder. Finally, as a bloody act of justice in the Old Town, the city’s red-light district threatens the already delicate truce between the local prostitute community and the police, the taciturn private eye, Dwight McCarthy, becomes a protector after helping their cause. Can there be justice without sin?

Bruce Willis

Lucky Number Slevin (2006) IMDb 7,7

In an airport waiting room, a man in a wheelchair tells a stranger a story about a fixed horse race in 1979 that resulted in a family’s deaths. In Manhattan, two bookies and the son of a Mob boss die. A young man just out of the shower answers the door to a neighbor woman and explains that he’s visiting, has had a bad week, including being mugged, and doesn’t know where his pal, who lives there, is.

The neighbor is chatty; she’s a coroner. Two thugs arrive and, believing the visitor to be the guy who lives there, take him to see the boss with the dead son, who tells him to kill the son of his Mob rival. Mistaken identity? What connects the threads? Cops are watching.

Bruce Willis

Unbreakable (2000) IMDb 7,3

David Dunn (Bruce Willis) is taking a train from New York City back home to Philadelphia after a job interview that didn’t go well when his car jumps the tracks and collides with an oncoming engine, with David the only survivor among the 131 passengers on board. Astoundingly, David is not only alive, he hardly seems to have been touched. As David wonders what has happened to him and why he was able to walk away, he encounters a mysterious stranger, Elijah Prince, who explains to David that there are a certain number of people who are “unbreakable”, they have remarkable endurance and courage, a predisposition toward dangerous behavior, and feel invincible but also have strange premonitions of terrible events. Is David “unbreakable”? And if he is, what are the physical and psychological ramifications of this knowledge?

The Fifth Element (1997) IMDb 7,7

23. In the twenty-third century, the universe is threatened by evil. The only hope for mankind is the Fifth Element, which comes to Earth every five thousand years to protect humans with four stones of the four elements: fire, water, earth and air. A Mondoshawan spacecraft is bringing The Fifth Element back to Earth but it is destroyed by the evil Mangalores. However, a team of scientists uses the DNA of the remains of the Fifth Element to rebuild the perfect being called Leeloo. She escapes from the laboratory and stumbles upon the taxi driver and former elite commando Major Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis) that helps her to escape from the police. Leeloo tells him that she must meet Father Vito Cornelius to accomplish her mission. Meanwhile, the Evil uses the greedy and cruel Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg and a team of mercenary Mangalores to retrieve the stones and avoid the protection of Leeloo. But the skilled Korben Dallas has fallen in love with Leeloo and decides to help her to retrieve the stones.

Armageddon (1998) IMDb 6,7

United States government just asked us to save the world. Anybody wanna say no?”

After discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas is going to impact Earth in less than a month, NASA recruits a misfit team of deep-core drillers to save the planet.

Moonlighting (Series 1985 – 1989) IMDb 7,6

The quirky cases of a former model and a smart aleck detective who manage a private detective agency.

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10 Great Films Shows the Importance of Healthcare Professionals

Happy National Doctors’ Day!

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From biography to drama; the list of films that will drag you and want to thank healthcare professionals. Happy National Doctors’ Day! Have a good time.

The doctor film
The doctor film

The Doctor (1991) IMDb 7,0

When a self-centered doctor is diagnosed with cancer, he becomes better able to empathize with his patients and appreciate a life outside his career.

You Don't Know Jack film
You Don’t Know Jack film

You Don’t Know Jack (2010) IMDb 7,6

Dr. Jack Kevorkian (1928 – 2011 ) in the 1990s, when he defies Michigan law assisting the suicide of terminally-ill persons. Support comes from his sister, a lab tech, the Hemlock Society president, and a lawyer. The child of survivors of the Armenian genocide interviews applicants: his sister video tapes them. He assembles a device allowing a person to initiate a three-chemical intravenous drip. The local D.A., the governor, and the Legislature respond. In court scenes, Kevorkian is sometimes antic. He’s single-minded about giving dying individuals the right to determine how their lives will end. He wants the Supreme Court to rule. He picks a fight he can’t win: is it hubris or heroism?

Something the Lord Made film
Something the Lord Made film

Something the Lord Made (2004) IMDb 8,2

Alfred Blalock (1899-1964), a cardiologist (therefore, self-confident to the point of arrogance), leaves Vanderbilt for Johns Hopkins taking with him his lab technician, Vivien Thomas (1910-1985). Thomas, an African-American without a college degree, is a gifted mechanic and tool-maker with hands splendidly adept at surgery. In 1941, Blalock and Thomas take on the challenge of blue babies and invent bypass surgery. After trials on dogs, their first patient is baby Eileen, sure to die without the surgery. In defiance of custom and Jim Crow, Blalock brings Thomas into the surgery to advise him, but when Life Magazine and kudos come, Thomas is excluded. Will he receive his due?

Patch Adams film
Patch Adams film

Patch Adams (1998) IMDb 6,8

Patch Adams is determined to become a medical doctor because he enjoys helping people. Unfortunately, the medical and scientific community does not appreciate his methods of healing the sick, while the actual patients, medical professors, and hospital nurses all appreciate the work *he* can do, because they are unable to do it.

Article 99 film
Article 99 film

Article 99 (1992) IMDb 6,1

A group of doctors in a veteran’s hospital must contend with their hopeless situation: too many patients and not enough beds. The main cause of their problems is bureaucratic belt-tightening by the hospital administrators. The doctors are determined to give the best service they can, even if that means defying the orders of management and performing unauthorized operations.

Girl, Interrupted film
Girl, Interrupted film

Girl, Interrupted (1999) IMDb 7,3

In 1967, Susanna Kaysen had a headache and chased a bottle of aspirin with a bottle of vodka. This landed her in the mental institution, Claymoore. Here she is diagnosed, by Dr. Melvin Potts, with borderline personality disorder. When she arrives at Claymoore, she is greeted by Nurse Valerie Owens and shown round the woman’s ward. Here she meets Lisa Rowe, a sociopath who controls the other patients, and makes lives hard for the nurses at Claymoore. Through the movie, Lisa gains and loses control over Susanna and we see how bad she really can be.

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story film
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story film

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009) IMDb 7,7

Biography of Ben Carson who grew up to be Dr. Ben Carson, a world famous neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins.

Wit film
Wit film

Wit (2001) IMDb 8,0

Based on the Margaret Edson play, Vivian Bearing (Dame Emma Thompson) is a literal, hardnosed English professor who has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. During the story, she reflects on her reactions to the cycle the cancer takes, the treatments, and significant events in her life. The people that watch over her are Dr. Jason Posner (Jonathan M. Woodward), who only finds faith in being a doctor; Susie Monahan (Audrey McDonald), a nurse with a human side that is the only one in the hospital that cares for Vivian’s condition; and Dr. Harvey Kelekian

Awakenings film
Awakenings film

Awakenings (1990) IMDb 7,8

1969. Dr. Malcolm Sayer is hired as a clinical physician at a local hospital in the Bronx, despite he only having a research background. The job is not ideal on his side as he has difficulties relating to people which is the reason he has focused on research projects not involving human subjects, while the hospital hires him somewhat out of desperation in not finding anyone else with the qualifications who wants the job. Most of his patients are in a semi-catatonic state and are housed in what some of the orderlies coin the “garden” ward, where all they can do for the patients is water and feed them.

The Elephant Man film
The Elephant Man film

The Elephant Man (1980) IMDb 8,1

A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of kindness, intelligence and sophistication

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