Lion of the Desert 1981

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.

Directed by: Moustapha Akkad
Written by: David Butler & H.A.L. Craig
Release date: 1981-04-17
Runtime: 173 minutes
Critics score:
Tagline: He was a man of honor in a war without any.
Cast:
Anthony Quinn
Anthony Quinn
Omar Mukhtar 
Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
Benito Mussolini 
Oliver Reed
Oliver Reed
Gen. Rodolfo Graziani 
Irene Papas
Irene Papas
Mabrouka 
Raf Vallone
Raf Vallone
Colonel Diodiece 
John Gielgud
John Gielgud
Sharif El Gariani 
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Also known as:
  • Afrikas Lejon
  • El león del desierto
  • Omar Mukhtar: Lion of the Desert
  • Ørkenkrigens helte
  • عمر المختار