L'homme qui rit

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Genre: Adaptation, Drama, Foreign, Period

Marc-André Grondin
Gérard Depardieu
Christa Theret
Emmanuelle Seigner

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The orphan Gwynplaine faced severe abuse as a child that left him with a sinister smile etched on his face. Taken in by the traveling showman Ursus, Gwynplaine finds a new life as an enormously popular and empathetic fairground attraction. When Gwynplaine discovers that he is heir to a title and great wealth, he hopes to use his new status to raise awareness of poverty, but his idealism is met with cynicism and disdain.