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City of Joy

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Original title
City of Joy
Running time
134 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Mark Medoff (Novel: Dominique Lapierre)
Ennio Morricone
Peter Biziou
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TriStar Pictures / Lightmotive Production
Drama | Poverty
Synopsis / Plot
Disillusioned American heart surgeon Swayze flees to India after losing a patient. In Calcutta he is beaten by a street gang and loses his money and passport, but finds help from a farmer (Puri) who takes him to a nearby clinic in the City of Joy, one of Calcutta's poorest areas. Collins runs the clinic and recruits the reluctant doctor, who undergoes a life-changing transformation. The squalor of Calcutta is shown, but the city's portrayal as a magical place where problems miraculously disappear is unrealistic. Swayze lacks the emotional range for his part, but Collins and Puri are excellent in their roles. Adapted from the book by Dominique Lapierre.
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