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Patch Adams
Tom Shadyac

In this semi-autobiographic film about life, loss and dedication, Hunter ‘Patch’ Adams is the odd one when he eventually picks up studying medicine. His joy for life seems boundless and his methods strange but slowly he manages to win over not only his co-students but also his teachers with his dedication to healing through laughter. After his graduation, he is determined to open a clinic in which people do not have to pay to receive medical treatment – a serious challenge in the USA.

This film is suited for interdisciplinary teaching with regard to Biology and Social Studies.

· · 1998

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Patch Adams. Directed by Tom Shadyac, Universal Pictures, 1998. 110 min., FSK 6

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