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Lion of the Desert

Lion of the Desert

He was a man of honor in a war without any. Apr. 17, 1981 Libya 173 Min.
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Anthony Quinn isOmar Mukhtar
Omar Mukhtar
Rod Steiger isBenito Mussolini
Benito Mussolini
Oliver Reed isGen. Rodolfo Graziani
Gen. Rodolfo Graziani
Irene Papas isMabrouka
Mabrouka
Raf Vallone isColonel Diodiece
Colonel Diodiece
John Gielgud isSharif El Gariani
Sharif El Gariani
Gastone Moschin isMajor Tomelli
Major Tomelli
Stefano Patrizi isLt. Sandrini
Lt. Sandrini
Adolfo Lastretti isColonel Sarsani
Colonel Sarsani

Synopsis

This movie tells the story of Omar Mukhtar, an Arab Muslim rebel who fought against the Italian conquest of Libya in WWII. 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.

Lion of the Desert
Lion of the Desert
Lion of the Desert
Lion of the Desert
Original title Lion of the Desert
IMDb Rating 8.4 11,019 votes
TMDb Rating 7.3 33 votes