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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.

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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 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

Taglines:

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

The main character, an Englishman born in the early 11th century, is named Robert Cole. But names like 'Robert' which are of French origin really came to be used in England only after 1066 i.e. the year of the conquest of England by the Normans. Until then, parents chose Anglo-Saxon names for their boys like Wybert, Alfred, Edgar and Harold. 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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Film is good but History is altered
9 July 2014 | by maria-pervez11See all my reviews

I just watch the movie and from movie point of view its really a very nice one. But what i didn't like and i'm amazed why such thing be written and them made a movie of which includes history and an altered one. Ibn Sina was a great Muslim scientist who has expertise in Medicine, Phylosophy, Metaphysics and many more. He died early and not by suicide but by a natural death. If instead of Ibn Sine they had used some other fictional Muslim name, a fictional place and fiction Shaw then that would be understandable but writing the wrong history, by altering not only a lot of facts and figures and then making a movie out of it is not good ethically and morally. I guess any historical publications and movies should go through some check before being released unless such things are done on purpose.


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