Lion of the Desert

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Drama/Gainful, /USA, 1981, 173 min.

Tagline A giant of a man against a general seeking glory...a spectacular adventure of arch enemies in battle.

Synopsis This movie tells the story of Omar Mukhtar, an Arab Muslim rebel who fought against the Italian conquest of Libya in WWI. It gives western viewers a glimpse into this little-known region and chapter of history, and exposes the savage means by which the conquering army attempted to subdue the natives.

Directed by Moustapha Akkad  

Starring Anthony Quinn, Oliver Reed, Irene Papas, Raf Vallone, Rod Steiger, more...

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