A Christmas Query
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Logline: An arrogant doctor obsessed with materialism finds the true meaning of Christmas after his expensive fur coat is stolen by an angry street bum.
Synopsis: A clinic doctor in the inner city lives the high life. For Christmas, he receives an expensive fur coat, which he plans to 'enter' into a competition he has going with a fellow doctor concerning who can accumulate the most expensive Christmas gifts. While driving his BMW to work the next day, he hits the shopping cart of an angry-at-the-world street bum. In retaliation, the bum steals the doctor's coat. This event propels the doctor to search beneath the surface of his frivolous obsession with materialism. He attempts to befriend the bum, and to seek out an understanding of the homeless problem. The bum, however, scorns the doctor's friendship, unable to deal with an outsider's help. He is beaten and the coat stolen by a gang. He is left for dead in the subzero weather, and gets frostbitten fingers. The doctor finds him, and fits him with plastic hands. The coat is recovered and instead of keeping it, the doctor gives it to his new patient. The bum refuses it, and confesses to the doctor that he stole the coat. Instead of turning him in, the doctor offers to take the bum into his home, expressing the true heart of charity. The bum accepts the offer and the gift of the doctor's friendship.