Director: Tod Browning
Leading role: Johnny Eck, 1932 / 64 Min.
Located in the fantastic world of the circus, inhabited by dwarfs, bearded ladies, Siamese twins and artists, Freaks shows the tragic and terrifying story of the love of the short-haired Hans to the beautiful trapeze artist Cleopatra. Tod Browning's film, which is unbrokenly fascinating, kept causing public attention and scandal, because Browning did not work with trickery, his freaks are real.
JC's Important Films
In the context of the exhibition Joe Coleman - Internal Digging