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The Physician (2013)

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.

Director:

Philipp Stölzl

Writers:

Noah Gordon (based on the novel by), Jan Berger (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Payne ... Rob Cole
Stellan Skarsgård ... Barber
Olivier Martinez ... Shah Ala ad Daula
Emma Rigby ... Rebecca
Elyas M'Barek ... Karim
Fahri Yardim ... Davout Hossein
Makram Khoury ... Imam (as Makram J. Khoury)
Michael Marcus ... Mirdin
Ben Kingsley ... Ibn Sina
Stanley Townsend ... Bar Kappara
Emil Marwa Emil Marwa ... Tuveh Ben Meir
Martin Hancock ... Merlin
Adam Thomas Wright ... Rob Cole (10 Years) (as Adam Wright)
Jodie McNee ... Agnes Cole
Dominique Moore ... Despina
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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A journey out of darkness into light


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violent content, sexuality/nudity and brief language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Germany

Language:

Arabic | Hebrew | English

Release Date:

5 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El médico See more »

Filming Locations:

Morocco See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$36,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,800,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the West, Ibn Sinna is referred to as Avicenna. He is renowned as a foundational figure in the history of medicine. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Barber: [performing for a crowd] Back and forth, up and down, left to right, for more than one hundred years. But nowhere have I had the pleasure of looking out upon a crowd with prettier girls than here in your wonderful Rough Dovender. Why do I specially like it here because... I always lay me best eggs here.
Barber: [starts imitating a chicken, then produces an egg]
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Alternate Versions

German TV version runs approx. 30 minutes longer. See more »

Soundtracks

Amor es Aquella Cosa
Lyrics by Schirin Partowi
Music Composed by Ingo Frenzel and Schirin Partowi
Performed by Schirin Partowi
Orchestra: Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg
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User Reviews

almost more than a movie
27 June 2014 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

a beautiful novel. a great cast. splendid music. more than a good adaptation or remarkable work, it is an useful message about basic values of society. a film about tolerance as fruit of courage, about love and friendship as results of sacrifice. about vocation. all in seductive package. Ben Kingsley as Avicenna, Olivier Martinez as the shah, Tom Payne as lead actor are pillars of a wise, touching, subtle show.and they are not the only - the flavor of Arabian Nights is, in same measure, admirable ingredient. more than a film, it is a sort of delight. and a lesson out of didacticism laws. that fact is fundamental. for viewer. and for understand the delicate axis behind its beauty.


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