A modest Neapolitan man meets a young woman with excessive hairiness. He exhibits her at fairs and marries her.It is after marriage that he receives a tempting offer from a French manager.
If love can be bizarre...poignant...and shocking then this is a love story!
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This trivia contains spoilers. The version of this film released in Italy and France, has a completely different ending that the English dubbed version released in the UK and the US. In the Italian/French version, Maria dies giving birth to a son with her condition, and her husband exhibited their mummified bodies in a sideshow. This it how it happened with her real life counterpart, Julia Pastrana. Audiences in the UK/US were displease with such a downbeat ending, so a different ending was devised where Maria's hirsute condition is eliminated during childbirth, and her child is born normal. No longer having an act to exhibit, Antonio goes to work as a laborer...but he doesn't mind, for he has grown to love his wife and child. I, myself, prefer this ending. See more
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