The Man Who Laughs

UK PG Certificate
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August 17, 2020
1 Hour 50 Minutes
Romance, Drama
English Intertitles
From Eureka Entertainment
mild sex references, violence, threat

Adapted from the Victor Hugo novel, The Man Who Laughs is Gwynplaine, a carnival sideshow performer in 17th-century England, his face mutilated into a permanent, ghoulish grin by his executed father's royal court enemies. Gwynplaine struggles through life with the blind Dea as his companion – though she is unable to see it, his disfigurement still causes Gwynplaine to believe he is unworthy of her love. But when his proper royal lineage becomes known by Queen Anne, Gwynplaine must choose between regaining a life of privilege, or embracing a new life of freedom with Dea.

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September 1, 2020

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