Lion of the Desert

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Lion of the Desert

italy middle east resistance guerrilla warfare world war ii libya benito mussolini based on true story

Lion of the Desert

Release Date: April 17, 1981

Year    :   1981
Slogan    :   «He was a man of honor in a war without any.»
Genres    :   Action, History, War
Production Companies    :   Falcon International Productions
Director    :   Moustapha Akkad
Producers    :   Syd Cain, Maude Spector, Geoffrey Helman, Roy Stevens, Moustapha Akkad, Mohammad Sanousi, June Bordcosh, Nahila May Al-Jabri, Paola Roli
Writers    :   H.A.L. Craig, David Butler
RunTime    :   173 mins.
Budget    :   35000000
Revenue    :   1500000

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.

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