The Physician

by Philipp Stölzl

Germany‘s #1 with a triple Box Office Award („Bogey“) and more than 3.5mio admissions in total.

THE PHYSICIAN tells the story of Rob Cole, a boy who is left a penniless orphan in an 11th-century English mining town when his mother dies of a mysterious illness. Vowing to become a physician and vanquish Death itself, he travels to Isfahan in Persia to study medicine under the great Ibn Sina. Through countless ordeals and challenges, and making many sacrifices along the way, he struggles on unwaveringly. His unflagging quest for knowledge leads to the blossoming of friendship and true love.The Physician (2xtwo hours/150') is a thrilling adventurous epic between Orient and Occident, directed by Phillipp Stölzl (“North Face”, “Goethe”) and based on Noah Gordon's international bestseller with over 21 million sold copies worldwide. With a top-class cast featuring Tom Payne (HBO's “Luck”), Ben Kingsley (“Iron Man 3”) and Stellan Skarsgård (“Girl with a Dragon Tatoo”) comes a passionate love story, an exciting homage to humanity's striving for knowledge, and a timeless appeal for tolerance and freedom.Visual effects by Academy Award winning Pixomondo (“Hugo”, “Independence Day”, “Snow White & the Huntsman”).

Genre / Language / Length
Adventure / English / 150 minutes
Original title
The Physician
directed by
Philipp Stölzl (NORTH FACE, THE PHYSICIAN)
produced by
UFA Cinema in co-production with ARD Degeto and Beta Cinema
Cast
  • Tom Payne (HBO's LUCK)
  • Ben Kingsley (HUGO, IRON MAN 3)
  • Stellan Skarsgard (MAMMA MIA, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO)
  • Olivier Martinez (UNFAITHFUL, S.W.A.T.)
  • Emma Rigby
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Press Quotes

“An exciting homage to the human striving for knowledge and a timeless plea for tolerance and freedom”
FAZ

„Cinema that becomes a library for the eyes – and medicine for the soul.”
BILD

“Powerful, mysterious – simply magical!”
FÜR SIE

“Unfilmable, yet filmed”
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