In the Fascist Italy Pre-World War II of Benito Mussolini, the cruel General Rodolfo Graziani is directly assigned by Il Dulce to fight in the colonial war in Libya to vanquish the Arab ... See full summary »
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In the Fascist Italy Pre-World War II of Benito Mussolini, the cruel General Rodolfo Graziani is directly assigned by Il Dulce 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 children, women and aged people, to subdue Mukhtar. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Publicity for this picture stated that director Moustapha Akkad intended to make another multi-million epic after this movie, 'Saladin', about the life of the first Sultan of Egypt and Syria and founder of the Ayyubid dynasty. The film was to be filmed in Turkey and Morocco, but this never eventuated due to this film's massive failure at the box office. See more »
During the narrated introduction immediately following the opening credits, the Earth is depicted revolving backwards - west-to-east instead of east-to-west. See more »
[Omar Mukhtar protects two surviving Italian soldiers]
We do not kill *prisoners*!
*They* do it to *us*!
"They" are not our *teachers!*
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One man lead resistance against the imperialist designs of the Italian dictator.
7.1 is a ridiculous rating. This movies deserves much higher and I can assure those who have not seen it that they will agree with me once they have seen it.
Almost all aspects of movie making are amazingly rendered. It will easily compare with any movie about war and politics. The savagery, otherwise recorded only in books, is depicted marvelously. I want to praise a couple of actors but it would not be correct to leave anyone out so I am just saying that they were all tailor made for their roles. There is some real reel footage in the movie and that drives home the points raised in this movie.
On a tangent it is interesting that the so called civilized countries continuously plumbed new depths of uncivilized actions only for land and riches . It is an amazing display of imperialistic debauchery.
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