The Physician is an adventure film based on the novel of the same name by Noah Gordon. The film focuses on an orphan from an 11th-century English town whose mother died of a mysterious illness. The boy vows to study medicine and decides to travel to Persia.
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.
In the main roles: Tom Payne, Ben Kingsley, Stellan Skarsgaard, Emma Rigby
Time: 6:30 -7:00 pm: Sale of sandwiches/50 kr. Booking in advance 7:00 - 9:15 pm: Screening of the film 9:15 - 9:45 pm: Whisky and chocolate
Location: The Jewish House / Det Jødiske Hus
Price: 60 kr.
Registration is recommended.