City of Joy


2h 14m 1992

Brief Synopsis

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.

Film Details

Also Known As
Stadt Der Freude
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Drama
Medical
Release Date
1992
Distribution Company
TriStar Pictures
Location
Calcutta, India; England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 14m

Synopsis

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.

Crew

Rashid Abassi

Unit Manager

Joss Agnew

Assistant Editor

S M Ferozeuddin Alameer

Assistant

Nick Allder

Special Effects Supervisor

David Appleby

Photography

Cate Arbeid

Post-Production Coordinator

Lynda Armstrong

Makeup Artist

Deborah Attoinese

Assistant

Dilip Banerjee

Production Manager

Mohini Banerjee

Technical Advisor

Joyce Barneto

Casting Associate

Clive Barrett

Editing

Bill Barringer

Location Manager

Jonathan Bates

Sound Editor

Sallie Beechinor

Production Coordinator

Bert Berns

Song

Claude Berri

Special Thanks To

Chuck Berry

Song

Oscar Beuselinck

Office Runner

Supantha Bhattacharjee

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Alan Billam

Production

Peter Biziou

Director Of Photography

Richard Blackford

Music Supervisor

Peter Bloor

Electrician

Asoke Bose

Art Director

Elaine Bowerbank

Hairdresser

Daniel Brisseau

Sound Mixer

Neil Carr

Other

Debashish Chatterjee

Assistant Director

Eleanor Chaudhuri

Other

Carolyne Chauncey

Assistant Editor

Felice E Raffaele Clemente

Music

Neil Corbould

Special Effects

Michael Crouch

Sound Editor

Clarence D'silva

Office Runner

Dr. Vijaya Daing

Medic

Ron Davis

Sound Editor

Enrico Demelis

Music

Rita Dey

Hair Assistant

Richard Dunford

Sound Editor

Arthur Dunne

Transportation Supervisor

Jake Eberts

Producer

Peter Elliot

Sound Editor

Paul Engelen

Makeup Artist

Mark Evans

Electrician

Martin Evans

Sound Editor

David Everall

Other

John Fenner

Art Director

Francine Filatriau

Other

Olivier Fontenay

Color

Barry Fowler

Other

Nancy Foy

Casting

Glenn Frey

Song

Ian Fuller

Sound Editor

Len Furey

Construction Manager

Dr. Robert Gale

Medic

Sunil Gangopadhyay

Consultant

Paula Gillespie

Hairdresser

Matthew Glen

Assistant Editor

Charles Green

Other

Ray Hall

Grip

Gerry Hambling

Editor

Don Henley

Song

Ian Hickinbotham

Unit Manager

Ron Hone

Special Effects

Peter Horrocks

Sound Editor

Sheikh Nazrey Hossain

Liaison

Joe Illing

Music Editor

Muhammad Israeil

Driver

Roland Joffe

Producer

Yash Johar

Technical Advisor

Priscilla John

Casting

Clayton Kennedy

Office Runner

Patricia Kiely

Other

Eddie Knight

Best Boy

Derek Knowler

Propman

Philip Kohler

Production Manager

Sirish Kumar

Music

Jayanth Kumath

Location Manager

Cliff Lanning

Assistant Director

Dominique Lapierre

Book As Source Material

Dick Lewzey

Music

Andrew Lindsay

Caterer

Claire Litchfield

Other

Russell Lloyd

Editing

Lee Lighting Ltd

Lighting

Jonathan C Lucas

Assistant Editor

Irene Lyons

Assistant

Brian Mann

Assistant Sound Editor

Pascal Marti

Camera Operator

Don Maton

Generator Operator

Sue Mawson

Other

Alan Mcpherson

Electrician

Phil Medley

Song

Lawrence R Medoff

Medic

Mark Medoff

Screenplay

David Meeking

Other

Randy Meisner

Song

Barrie Melrose

Production Supervisor

Ray Merrin

Sound

Stuart Monteith

Electrician

Judy Moorcroft

Costume Designer

Damien Morisot

Other

Andrea Morricone

Music

Ennio Morricone

Music

Peter Mounsey

Other

John W Murphy

Grip

Christine Newell

Assistant Sound Editor

Andrew Noakes

Accountant

Stefano Novelli

Music

Eamonn O'keeffe

Other

Andy Palmer

Propman

John Palmer

Propman

William Parnell

Assistant Editor

Tim Partridge

Other

Franco Patrignani

Sound Engineer

Clive Pendry

Sound

Ron Phillips

Electrician

Laura Pontecorvo

Music

John Porter

Carpenter

Greg Powell

Stunt Coordinator

Mickey Pugh

Propman

Pat Rambaut

Script Supervisor

Chandra Ramesh

Music

Germinal Rangel

Wardrobe Supervisor

Paul Rassam

Special Thanks To

Dileep Singh Rathore

Production Manager

David Ridout

Generator Operator

Michael Roberts

Camera Operator

Gordon Routledge

Carpenter

Bill Rowe

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Emily Schweber

Casting

Alan Seabrook

Other

Sunit Sengupta

Technical Advisor

Jerome Seydoux

Special Thanks To

Sujata Sharma

Wardrobe

Lee Sheward

Stunts

Rosalind Shingleton

Set Decorator

Peter Skehan

Special Effects

Iain Smith

Coproducer

John H Smith

Driver

Adam Somner

Assistant Director

Andy Stears

Assistant Sound Editor

Eric Strange

Propman

Sujit Nasayan Sur

Transportation

Lucinda Syson

Casting Associate

Alan Taylor

Construction Manager

Mike Taylor

Music

Bradley Thomas

Video

Charles Todman

Camera

Gerry Toomey

Assistant Director

John Trehy

Production Accountant

Kevin Trehy

Accounting Assistant

Len Tremble

Assistant Sound Editor

Michael Trent

Assistant Sound Editor

Fabio Venturi

Sound

Roy Walker

Production Designer

Charles Waring

Accounting Assistant

Terry Wells

Property Master

Bill Westley

Assistant Director

John Whelan

Caterer

Mickey Woolfson

Propman

Ruth Young

Assistant

Paolo Zampini

Music

Film Details

Also Known As
Stadt Der Freude
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Drama
Medical
Release Date
1992
Distribution Company
TriStar Pictures
Location
Calcutta, India; England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 14m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video November 11, 1992

Released in United States Spring April 15, 1992

Wide Release in United States April 17, 1992

Began shooting February 9, 1991.

Completed shooting mid May 1991.

Lightmotive is Roland Joffe's production company.

Shooting was periodically interrupted due to protests in Calcutta. Protesters claimed the film maligns the city.

Film noted: "This film is dedicated to the following - The Rickshaw Pullers of Calcutta, Mother Theresa and the Missionaries of Charity, Dr Jack Preger and His Voluntary Workers, Jane Webb and the Rehabilitation Centres For Children, Sos Children's Village, Calcutta Social Project, Future Hope Project, Ramakrishna Mission and Action Aid For Lepers' Children of Calcutta.

In affectionate memory of Judy Moorecroft."

Pick-ups and monsoon scenes took place in August 1991.

Released in United States Spring April 15, 1992

Wide Release in United States April 17, 1992

Released in United States on Video November 11, 1992