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Bound by Flesh (2012)

Unrated | | Documentary | 19 October 2012 (USA)
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A biography of Daisy and Violet Hilton, conjoined twins who started as "freaks" in side shows, then went on to be stars of Vaudeville and films.

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Leslie Zemeckis

Writer:

Leslie Zemeckis
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Lea Thompson ... (voice)
Nancy Allen ... (voice)
Timothy Stack ... (voice)
Blake Boyd ... (voice)
Daisy Hilton Daisy Hilton ... (archive footage)
Violet Hilton Violet Hilton ... (archive footage)
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This remarkable documentary tells the amazing story of Daisy and Violet Hilton, conjoined twins who rose to superstardom at the beginning of the 20th century as sideshow attractions, performing alongside the likes of Bob Hope and Charlie Chaplin. Ruthlessly exploited by their managers, the sisters ultimately sued for their freedom-which they won at a terrible cost. Bound By Flesh puts a touchingly human face on two outsiders who went from the lowest rungs of society to the big time and back again. Written by Sundance Selects

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The director states that the Hiltons were only 4' 2" tall. There are numerous pictures and film clips that show them to be around 5' - 5' 2" tall. See more »

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Features Freaks (1932) See more »

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The True-Life Story Of Daisy And Violet Hilton
28 March 2020 | by StrictlyConfidentialSee all my reviews

This often fascinating, 90-minute documentary faithfully chronicles the life and times of conjoined twins, Daisy and Violet Hilton who certainly had both their fair share of highs and lows (starting right from the very first month that they were born).

Daisy and Violet were ruthlessly exploited as freaks and, as such, put on display in carnival sideshows for the humiliating entertainment of countless curiosity seekers.

All-in-all - "Bound By Flesh" is certainly a one-of-a-kind documentary that leaves the viewer with quite a lasting impression regarding one very distracting aspect of the human experience.


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English

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19 October 2012 (USA) See more »

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