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The Physician is based on American novelist Noah Gordon’s book and is brought to life on screen by German filmmaker and opera director Philipp Stölzl, with an international cast including Tom Payne, Stellan Skarsgård, Olivier Martinez, Emma Rigby and Sir Ben Kingsley. Explore the fantastical world of the Dark Ages with Rob Cole (Payne) as he pursues his intellectual passion to study the wonders of medicine in an oppressive 11th-century England.
“It’s as if time stands still for a moment. I see nothing; I just feel.” The strange power that Rob Cole has honed, following the death of his mother at the age of nine, has tormented him and compelled him to pursue in the face of adversity. The paranoia and fear that emanates from the dominant Church state persecutes any practices deemed unholy or colluding with the devil. The pursuit of knowledge and enlightenment is regarded as dabbling in ‘black magic’.
However, Rob Cole follows his heart and the curiosity of his ability, despite the warnings from his trusted barber surgeon (Skarsgård). After meeting the legendary Persian physician Ibn Sina (Kingsley), Rob’s finds his vocation to train as Ibn Sina’s apprentice at his school. Yet, he must keep his identity and power hidden as Christian students are banned from such forward-thinking ideas.
The Physician is described as “an adventurous and inspiring tale of a quest for medical knowledge pursued in a violent world full of superstition and prejudice.”