Al-massir 1997


In the 12th century's Andalusia lives Ibn Rushd a prominent Islamic philosopher with his wife Zeinab and daughter Salma. The principality is ruled by Khalifa ElMansour who has two sons, ElNasser, an intellectual that likes Ibn Rush and is in love with his daughter Salma. The younger son Abdallah is more into dancing and poetry, spending most of his times with the gypsy family and getting the daughter pregnant. The Khalifa is depending on the extremists to build his army granting them more power which they use to combat artists and philosophers. The extremists succeed in recruiting Abd Allah and train him to kill his father. Events go on where Marawan, the gypsy singer, is killed and Ibn Rushd's books are burnt. Adapted from the real life of Ibn Rushd AlMasir is Chahine's statement against extremism.

Directed by: Youssef Chahine
Written by: Youssef Chahine & Khaled Youssef
Release date: 1997-08-18
Runtime: 129 minutes
Nour El-Sherif
Nour El-Sherif
Averroes/Ibn Rushd 
Hani Salama
Hani Salama
Layla Olwy
Layla Olwy
Manuella/Gypsy Woman 
Mahmoud Hemida
Mahmoud Hemida
Al Mansour, The Caliph 
Safia ElEmary
Safia ElEmary
Averroes' Wife/Ibn Rushd's wife 
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