Starring: Oliver Reed, Anthony Quinn
Director: Moustapha Akkad
Producer: Moustapha Akkad
One DVD In English & One DVD in Arabic
This is a 25th anniversary special re-issue of Lion of the Desert, including 2 DVDs with *both* the English and Arabic versions!
The year is 1929 and dictator Benito Mussolini (Rod Steiger) is still faced with the 20-year long war waged by Bedouin patriots to combat Italian colonization in Africa. Mussolini appoints General Rodolfo Graziani (Oliver Reed) governor of Lybia, confident that he can crush the rebellion and restore the glories of Imperial Rome.
Inspirational in the Bedouin resistance toward the oppressors is the leadership of one man - Omar Mukhtar (Anthony Quinn). A teacher by profession, guerrilla by obligation, Mukhtar has committed himself to a war that cannot be won in his lifetime.