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The Physician

Title: The Physician
Original title: The Physician
Format: 2xtwo hours/150 min, HD
Starring: Tom Payne (HBO's LUCK)
Ben Kingsley (HUGO, IRON MAN 3)
Olivier Martinez (UNFAITHFUL, S.W.A.T.)
Emma Rigby
Directed by: Philipp Stölzl (NORTH FACE, THE PHYSICIAN)
Produced by: UFA Cinema in co-production with ARD Degeto and Beta Cinema
Miniseries Part 1
Miniseries Part 2
Feature Film

Available as 4 hour event-miniseries and major feature film


The Physician

Germany‘s #1 with a triple Box Office Award („Bogey“) and more than 3.5mio admissions in total.
Visual effects by Academy Award winning Pixomondo (“Hugo”, “Independence Day”, “Snow White & the Huntsman”).

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.

Press Quotes

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

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

“Powerful, mysterious – simply magical!”

“Unfilmable, yet filmed”


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