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 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.