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The Best of Men DVD

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Item #: WC3542
The Best of Men follows one remarkable doctor as he transforms the standards of care for paraplegics. Arriving at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in 1944, Doctor Guttman reinvigorates the lives of his staff and patients with one daring move: he introduces athletics into the rehabilitation plan of his patients, paralyzed soldiers who have been cast-off and are faci... ... More
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The Best of Men follows one remarkable doctor as he transforms the standards of care for paraplegics. Arriving at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in 1944, Doctor Guttman reinvigorates the lives of his staff and patients with one daring move: he introduces athletics into the rehabilitation plan of his patients, paralyzed soldiers who have been cast-off and are facing death from neglect.


The Best of Men

The Best of Men tells the story of one remarkable doctor who revolutionized the care of paraplegics. Arriving at England's Stoke Mandeville hospital in the middle of World War II, Dr. Ludwig Guttman transformed the lives of his patients and staff. Indefatigable, charismatic, and entertaining, he refused to accept the idea that a broken back was a terminal condition. Having overcome extraordinary challenges in his own life, he insisted his patients do the same. He expected them to have relationships, jobs, and full lives. He used sport to challenge them physically and psychologically.

This heart-warming and uplifting film tells the true story of the birth of the Paralympic Games and celebrates the achievements of Sir Ludwig Guttmann, who started it all.

Producer: Whitby Davison Productions
Production Year: 2013
Rating: TV-14
Actors: Eddie Marsan
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 90 minutes
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
DVI: N
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen


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Doer reviewed The Best of Men DVD
5.0 star rating
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This is a moving and triumphant story -- very well acted and written, never descending into bathos -- that I have watched several times with such satisfaction that I have decided it belongs in my DVD collection. In my home.
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Carol reviewed The Best of Men DVD
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Excellent story and production
Review by Carol review stating Excellent story and production
This true account was well written and performed by genuinely appealing actors across the board. The scenes were to the point, with crisp believable dialogue and nuanced emotion. The sad condition of the wounded soldiers was nicely complemented by the strong character and positive outlook of Dr. Guttman. Each scene revealed a step taken by him toward better care of these men, as his actions produced a good response in them, winning their trust and affection until they called him Poppa. This movie shows the best of these British characters/actors. I was surprised at the ending, not expecting to see his accomplishment because I hadnt read the blurb first - that was a delightful reward to watching Dr. Guttmans work all along. The film is a reminder to me that helping those in need is the highest aim. I have watched the film 3 times in the last week and will show it at our retirement community movie night this Saturday. Five stars!
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Dkw360 reviewed The Best of Men DVD
5.0 star rating
Inspiring and Riveting!!
Review by Dkw360 review stating Inspiring and Riveting!!
The movie, based on a true story, is truly inspiring. It achieves the difficult goal of addressing a heartbreaking situation without leaving the viewer in tears, but rather, awed by the tenacity of the characters. I usually never want to see a movie more than once, but I bought this movie the very next day. Its a keeper!

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