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The Man Who Laughs

L'uomo che ride

Directed by Sergio Corbucci
France, 1966


The pivot character is a young man called Angelo who got kidnapped as a boy by gypsies in order to turn him into an acrobat and sell him to a circus. His face was horribly mutilated on purpose (he appears to have a constant grin) to increase his “value” as a circus-freak even more.

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The Man Who Laughs Directed by Sergio Corbucci