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Resounding Silents presents...

The Man Who Laughs (1928)

vintage silent movie, contemporary live score

Paul Leni USA 111m

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Sun 3 November // 19:30 / Cinema

Tickets: £7/5

Based on Victor Hugo's melodramatic novel, viewed through the director's expressionistic lens and made truly horrific by the combination of Conrad Veidt's incredible central performance behind the iconic rictus grin that inspired cartoon villain The Joker. The painful make-up which the star wore leaves him almost exlusively acting with his eyes and yet he pulls off a masterfully nuanced characterisation as the innocent victim of tragic circumstances.