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City of Joy
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6.4 IMDB rating
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Patrick Swayze Patrick Swayze
Max Lowe
Om Puri Om Puri
Hazari Pal
Pauline Collins Pauline Collins
Joan Bethel
Shabana Azmi Shabana Azmi
Kamla H. Pal
Ayesha Dharker Ayesha Dharker
Amrita H. Pal
Santu Chowdhury Santu Chowdhury
Shambu H. Pal
Imran Badsah Khan Imran Badsah Khan
Manooj H. Pal
Art Malik Art Malik
Ashok Ghatak


Written by
Mark Medoff Mark Medoff
(screenplay)


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An average movie

3 weeks, 3 days ago at Aug 3 13:28
To be honest, it has been a while since I saw this movie but, for some reasons, I’m pretty sure I actually ended up watching it in the movie theater when it was released. Back then, I was just about 12-13 years old and it might seem a rather odd choice but the whole thing definitely had an impact on me. Indeed, it must have been the first movie I saw dealing with the slums in India (and after al... read more
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Set in an impoverished section of Calcutta, story of a dispirited American doctor, a British woman who runs a clinic for the poor and an Indian couple whose lives come together as they face the ravages of the city.
Release date: 17 April 1992
UPC: 043396037052
Tags: Drama (2), India (2), 1992 (2), 1990s (2), 90's (1), Asia (1), Spiritual Cinema (1), 04 (1), Box Office Flop (1), Sort (1), *saipal (1), SnP (1), (1)
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johanlefourbe posted a review 3 weeks, 3 days ago

An average movie

“To be honest, it has been a while since I saw this movie but, for some reasons, I’m pretty sure I actually ended up watching it in the movie theater when it was released. Back then, I was just about 12-13 years old and it might seem a rather odd choice but the whole thing definitely had an impact on me. Indeed, it must have been the first movie I saw dealing with the slums in India (and after all these years still one of the few Western productions dealing with this subject) and I think it gave a realistic and interesting look on this topic. The only thing that bothered me with this movie was probably this old gimmick of having a white guy helping the locals who seem to be rather helpless without their white helper. Some people might argue that it is actually fairly racist but I think it” read more

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