French film directed by Jean-Pierre Améris and starring Gérard Depardieu, Marc-André Grondin and Christa Theret. The Man Who Laughs (also published under the title By Order of the King) is a novel by Victor Hugo, originally published in April 1869 under the French title L'Homme qui rit. Although among Hugo’s most obscure works, it was adapted into a popular 1928 film, directed by Paul Leni and starring Conrad Veidt, Mary Philbin and Olga Baclanova.
I dont usually sit to edit a whole movie *beware there are spoilers in the pictures above* but this particular film (2012 adaptation) was very aesthetically pleasing. The story well known to me from the amazing 1928 silent film with my beloved Conrad Veidt but with a few “surprises”. I recommend both of them, each one has it’s own personal beauty and the story it’s really beautiful!
Directed by Paul Leni and starring Conrad Veidt, Mary Philbin and Olga Baclanova. When a proud noble refuses to kiss the hand of the despotic King James in 1690, he is cruelly executed and his son surgically disfigured.