The Best of Men
From PBS: 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.
Starring George MacKay, Eddie Marsan, Rob Brydon
Director Tim Whitby