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Lion Of The Desert: 25th Anniversary Edition

Lion Of The Desert: 25th Anniversary Edition

Released on 01 November 2005

Format: DVD | Rating: PG

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The year is 1929 and dictator Benito Mussolini (Rod Steiger) is still faced with the 20 year long war waged by Bedouin patriots to combat Italian colonisation in Africa. Mussolini appoints General Rodolfo Graziani (Oliver Reed) governor of Libya, confidant that he can crush the rebellion and restore the glories of Imperial Rome. Inspirational in the Bedouin resistance toward the oppressors is the leadership of one man - Omar Mukhtar (Anthony Quinn). A teacher by profession, guerilla by obligation, Mukhtar has committed himself to a war that cannot be won in his lifetime. Making a film of such epic proportions as 'Lion Of The Desert' demanded the approach of planning a vast military campaign. Whole villages had to be built to house the cast and crew of 400 in remote filming locations, along with a medical centre to treat ailments from scorpion stings, to heat stroke, to broken bones suffered in battle scenes...
  • Film Commentary in both English and Arabic with Producer/Director Moustapha Akkad
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Still Gallery
  • Interactive Menu
  • Scene Access
  • The Making Of LION OF THE DESERT
  • The Making Of OMAR MUKHTAR
actorAnthony Quinn
certificatePG
directorMoustapha Akkad
duration206 minutes
languagesEnglish
year1981