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The Physician (2013)

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In Persia in the 11th Century, a surgeon's apprentice disguises himself as a Jew to study at a school that does not admit Christians.

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Cast

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Barber
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Shah Ala ad-Daula
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Rebecca
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Karim
Fahri Yardim ...
Davout Hossein
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Imam (as Makram J Khoury)
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Mirdin
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Bar Kappara
Emil Marwa ...
Tuveh Ben Meir
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Merlin
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Young Rob Cole (as Adam Wright)
Jodie McNee ...
Agnes Cole
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Despina
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When nine-year-old Rob Cole felt the life force slipping from his mother's hand he could not foresee that this terrifying awareness of impending death was a gift that would lead him from the familiar life of 11th-century London to small villages throughout England and finally to the medical school at Ispahan. Though apprenticed to an itinerant barber surgeon, it is the dazzling surgery of a Jewish physician trained by the legendary Persian physician Avicenna that inspires him to accept his gift and to commit his life to healing by studying at Avicenna's school. Despite the ban on Christian students, Rob goes there, disguising himself as a Jew to gain admission. Gordon has written an adventurous and inspiring tale of a quest for medical knowledge pursued in a violent world full of superstition and prejudice. Written by Literary Guild alternate

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25 December 2013 (Germany)  »

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El médico  »

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$36,000,000 (estimated)
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The film is based on a best-selling novel by Noah Gordon's "The Physician". The book was recorded in 1999 at the Book Fair in Madrid, in the list of the ten most popular books of all time. See more »

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In the final scene on the battlefield when Isfahan is attacked by the Sentjoeks, one of the actors who plays a dead soldier takes a very quick look at the Shah just before the camera stops to focus on him. See more »

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Rebecca: In my fever, I dreamt that we were man and wife. We had children... Four!
Rob Cole: Did we roam around in a barber's car?
Rebecca: [smiles] No, we lived in a great city. Where you built a Madraza!
Rob Cole: All by myself?
Rebecca: I helped.
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Good Movie with Stunning Art Direction, Fictional but Tried to Twist History
22 May 2014 | by (New Delhi, India) – See all my reviews

Well Ben Kingsley is the Man whom I admired the most! He was there and did fairly good job! Rest star cast also acted well and did their part very convincingly. Art direction was good but not perfect, but Justified because of a non-Hollywood film.

Worst part is that the movie tries to show Muslims in a Bad way, it shows they kill Christians on Muslims land. Which is very unique and there are no historical evidence to prove that, Being a Muslim I can say that this is a deliberate attempt to tarnish Muslim's image, which is systematically done by western countries since last decade to Justify war on the Countries like Afghanistan and Iraq.

Fact is, as per "Sunnan Abu Dawud, Volume No. 3, Page No. 170, Hadith No. 3052" Rights of Non-Muslims described as The Prophet said: "Beware! Whosoever oppresses a Muahid (i.e. Non-Muslim living in Muslim land with agreement) or snatches (any of) his rights or causes him pain which he cannot bear, or takes anything from him without his permission Then "I WILL FIGHT AGAINST SUCH A (MUSLIM) ON THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT."

Also you can see in movies like "Lawrence of Arabia" that the main character was given High regards by Muslims and Protected by them even he was a Britisher.

Having said that movie was very well crafted but lacks a great story even they tried to twist history/facts and added their fictional elements.

I could have given 7 Star if above points were avoided.


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