The Man Who Laughs (2012 film)

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The Man Who Laughs
Directed byJean-Pierre Améris
Produced byThomas Anargyros
Edouard de Vésinne
Written byJean-Pierre Améris
Guillaume Laurant
Based onL'Homme qui rit
by Victor Hugo
StarringGérard Depardieu
Marc-André Grondin
Music byStéphane Moucha
CinematographyGérard Simon
Edited byPhilippe Bourgueil
Distributed byEuropaCorp. Distribution
Release date
  • 8 September 2012 (2012-09-08) (VFF)
Running time
95 minutes

The Man Who Laughs (French: L'Homme qui rit) is a 2012 French drama film based on the eponymous novel by Victor Hugo.[1]




Boyd Van Hoeij from Variety was critical of the film, writing, "Less faithful to its source material and more concerned with delivering the goods visually, this handsome, studio-shot pic, somewhat ironically, lacks genuine pathos in telling its tale of how deceiving looks can be."[2] Neil Young from The Hollywood Reporter gave the film a positive review, writing, "Thoroughly old-fashioned but ultimately moving literary adaptation has more than enough exploitable features to indicate long-term commercial success."[3]


  1. ^ Mandelbaum, Jacques (2012-12-25). ""L'Homme qui rit" : vision étriquée d'un roman démesuré". Le monde (in French). Retrieved 2017-12-08.
  2. ^ Van Hoeij, Boyd. "The Man Who Laughs – Variety". Boyd Van Hoeij. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  3. ^ Young, Neil (2012-09-12). "The Man Who Laughs (L'Homme Qui Rit): Venice Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-12-08.

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