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What happens when everything youve ever known seems to be a lie When everything youve worked so hard for in your life seems to come crashing down on you who do you turn to You need to find yourself to re-evaluate your priorities What better place to do that than in The City Of Joy The movie The City Of Joy is about a wealthy American doctor named Max Lowe After he lost a patient on the operating table Max spontaneously decides to leave America and travel to India in the hope of finding himself Not long after he arrives in Calcutta Max is attacked by a group of thugs and left without money or a passport An Indian man named Hasari comes to Maxs rescue Hasari had left his farming community to come to the city only to be overwhelmed by its dirt crime and overcrowding Despite their poverty Hasari and his family take Max in and bring him to a medical clinic in the City of Joy one of the poorest slums in the city Max is brought to the clinic run by Joan Bethel an Irish-American nun When Joan discovers that Max is a doctor she pleads with him to join her in running the clinic Max declines claiming he is a non-practicing surgeon After an unplanned baby delivery for a woman whose baby is jeopardized Max begins to see things in a new light He signs on to help at the clinic and his attitude about Indias citizens and its way of life changes drastically The relationships in this movie are very moving Hasari runs his rickshaw through a monsoon to provide for his daughters dowry while Max defies the local godfather by staying in India to be with his friends and patients Joan gives freely of herself to the patients in her clinic day in and day out By the end of the movie the relationships
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