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The Message (1976)

This epic historical drama chronicles the life and times of Muhammad and serves as an introduction to early Islamic history.

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In the 7th century, Mohammed, Peace Be Upon Him, is visited by Angel Gabriel who urges him to lead the people of Mecca and worship God. But they're exiled in Medina before returning to Mecca to take up arms against their oppressors and liberate their city in the name of God (Allah). Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

8 July 1977 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Mohammad: Messenger of God  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$15,000,000, 31 December 1977
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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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This film was made in both English and Arabic with two different casts. Scenes were shot back to back in both languages. See more »

Quotes

Zaid: There are no different races in Islam and Arab is not superior to foreign not a white man superior to a black. All return equally to god
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most amazing experience
10 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film when I was working and living in Brussels in 1979. Most of my friends were North African, ergo Muslim. When this film came out, we all went to the Bourse Cinema. The film itself was very enlightening, and the fact that Mohammed himself was never 'in the picture' (so to speak) I found contributing to the profoundness of the film. What really struck me was that when in the film religious (holy) verses (like psalms) were sung or played, the whole audience would reverently sing along. Very moving.

Of course, it was 25 years ago, and I cannot remember a lot of it, but it was my first encounter with Islam and made a major impact.


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