The Physician

StarringTom PayneStellan SkarsgårdEmma RigbyBen Kingsley

Written byFour guys with a laptop and too much time on their hands; based on the novel of Noah Gordon

Directed byPhilipp Stölzl

Year: 2013

Plot: It’s a story of a quest for knowledge in a world dominated by religious superstitions. A young Briton travels from medieval London to Isfahan to join a Jewish madrassa and become a physician in a time when Christians are banned from Persia. As soon as his pants drop, trouble begins.

Pros: Schmaltz with Ben Kingsley.

Cons: Schmaltz nonetheless.

 

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