L'homme qui rit (2012)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Black Comedy, Political Satire, Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - Czech Republic, France  |  
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Director Jean-Pierre Ameris' (Romantics Anonymous) adapts Victor Hugo's beloved novel for the screen to tell the story of Gwynplaine (Marc-Andre Grondin), the grotesquely disfigured son of a marquis who falls in love with a girl (Christa Theret) he once rescued from certain death, and who inherits his father's seat in parliament after being raised in poverty. Crippled by self-doubt over his hideous visage, Gwynplaine uses his newfound power to preach truth and principal to the powers that be, but finds only tragedy in his search for true love.

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disfigurement, Parliament, rescue, tragic-love