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The true story of the City of Joy

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The true story of the City of Joy- Blessed Gaston

Synopsis

ENGLISH SYNOPSIS

Why did Gaston Grandjean, the hero of Dominique Lapierre’s best seller, decide to dedicate his life to help the people of Calcutta’s slums? He tells his story for the first time. When he enterted the seminary as a young student, he becomes a nurse who has one dream: living with the poor. City of Joy by Dominique Lapierre, and its Hollywood adaptation featuring Patrick Swayze, was based on the life of that man. In 1972, he goes to Calcutta. In the slums, he opens his first free clinic for the lepers and tubercular patients. In the course of his meetings, Dominique Lapierre – impressed by this "hero of mankind" – becomes his sponsor.

FRENCH SYNOPSIS

Pourquoi Gaston Grandjean, le héros du best-seller de Dominique Lapierre, a-t-il décidé de donner sa vie aux habitants des bidonvilles de Calcutta? Il raconte son histoire pour la première fois. Il entre au séminaire en tant que jeune étudiant et il devient infirmier qui n'a qu'un rêve: vivre avec les pauvres. City of Joy (La cité de la joie, Presse Pocket) de Dominique Lapierre, et son adaptation hollywoodienne avec Patrick Swayze étaient basées sur la vie de cet homme. En 1972, il se rend à Calcutta. Dans les bidonvilles, il ouvre sa première clinique gratuite pour les lépreux et les tuberculeux. Au fil de ses rencontres, Dominique Lapierre - impressionné par ce "héros de l'humanité" - devient son parrain.

Format
16:9 - SD
Category
Discovery - Social/Human Stories
Original Language
French
Country of Origin
France
Year of Production
2006
Tag Words
Discovery; Lifestyle - Documentaries - Factual - Interview - Slums - Society - Spirituality

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