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City of Joy  [VHS]
Patrick Swayze stars as an American doctor who comes to Calcutta in search of spiritual enlightenment. He finds work in a slum clinic and encourages the inhabitants to resist the control of the local crime lord.
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The only disappointment is that this copy of the movie has subtitles in what looks like Chinese to me and I am unable to remove them.
Basically it is about a man who learns many important lessons guided by some of the most poorest people in Indian, people marred, disfigured and pushed aside. They are able, through all their hardships living on the Fringes of society to find joy in living, hence the title. CITY OF JOY. (Relating to the shanty town they live in)
It is on the hard to find list of movies, and can be extremely costly to buy. The copy I have purchased is mostly in Korean on the cover, with a few English sentences. However, it plays in English, with subtitles in English and Korean. This movie is formatted to play in Britain and Europe. Always wise to check. As a lot of American movies sent from there will not play here.
So, if you like movies with a full rounded storyline, with pathos, empathy, Saddness and humour, then City of Joy is this kind of movie.
Dr Max is a man running from not only his mistakes but the shadow of his Father. He comes to India seeking something even he doesn't know and ends up fighting in the slums of india not for himself but for the people and family he has come to love. along the way Max is helped by the local free clinic's nurse (Saint) Joan Bethel and Hazari Pal and his family, who have come to the city looking for work and a better life.
Max learns what it's like to live in the slums of india and what it takes to survive and in doing so helps to save himself.
The film is gritty, it doesn't sugar coat things for you but it will make you think.
I enjoyed it, at the end not everything was alright but things were a bit better in the city of joy and life continued on for the people who lived there.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The film is good but it does not quite follow the book! It is also hard to hear what they say in the movie, the subtitles were Dutch which was a great opportunity to learn some... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Astrid
this dvd is in French when put onto English version subtitles are displayed all time the dvd shown had English title it does not merit one starPublished 6 months ago by Thomas Richardson
Prompt and hitch free delivery.
The film had subtitles with no way to deselect... but the speech was still English and titles not visible in zoom mode. Read more