Al-massir 1997

Synopsis:

The story is set in the 12th century in Arab-ruled Spanish province Andalusia, where famed philosopher Averroes is appointed grand judge by the caliph and his liberal court judgements are not liked by everyone. The caliph's political rivals, centered around the leader of a fanatical Islamic sect, force the caliph to send Averroes into exile, but his ideas keep on living thanks to his students.

Directed by: Youssef Chahine
Written by: Youssef Chahine & Khaled Youssef
Release date: 1997-05-09
Runtime: 135 minutes
Cast:
Layla Olwy
Layla Olwy
Manuella 
Mohamed Mounir
Mohamed Mounir
The Bard 
Khaled El Nabawy
Khaled El Nabawy
Nasser, The Crown Prince 
Seif El Dine
Seif El Dine
The Caliph's Brother 
Abdalla Mahmoud
Abdalla Mahmoud
Borhan 
Ahmed Fouad Selim
Ahmed Fouad Selim
Cheikh Riad