films – Cinema Akil


LION OF THE DESERT
DIRECTED BY
Moustapha Akkad
Libya | PG-13 | 156 mins | Classic, War, Drama, History | Arabic (English subs)
Venue

Premiere of the restored Moustapha Akkad classic film. In Fascist Italy pre-World War II, the cruel General Rodolfo Graziani is directly assigned by Benito Mussolini to fight in the colonial war in Libya to vanquish the Arab nation. However, his troops are frequently defeated by the national leader Omar Mukhtar and his army of Bedouins. But the Butcher of Ethiopia and Libya uses a dirty war against the natives, slaughtering women, children, and aged people, to subdue Mukhtar.