Excellent box-office start for Der Medicus (The Physician)

06.01.2014, Germany, UFA Fiction

Since its release on 25 December 2013, the UFA Cinema production Der Medicus (The Physician) has already been watched by more than 1 million viewers in Germany.

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Its successful box-office release has already earned the film two ‘Bogey’ awards from Entertainment Media Verlag: on 30 December, an award for more than 1,000 visitors per copy on its opening weekend, and two days later a Bogey for ‘1 million visitors within ten days’.

Based on this successful opening, the number of cinemas showing the UFA Cinema production in Germany will be increased from 630 to over 680 during its second week in theatres.

Wolf Bauer, producer and Managing Director at UFA Cinema, says: “It has always been a great wish of mine to film Noah Gordon's world-famous novel. I am very proud that, together with director Philipp Stölzl, we have succeeded in bringing The Physician to the big screen. Naturally, I am all the more delighted by its excellent box-office debut.”

Nico Hofmann, his fellow producer and MD at UFA Cinema, adds: “For me, its spectacular box-office success is the audience’s gift to Noah Gordon: his film inspires people just as much as his phenomenal novel.”

Bauer and Hoffmann are the producers of the major UFA Cinema project, which was co-produced by ARD Degeto and Beta Cinema.