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Arabian Nights (2000)

TV Mini-Series  |   |  Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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To cure a prince's murderous madness, Scheherezade tells him a series of wonderous stories.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
 Schahzenan / ...
 Black Coda (as Tcheky Karyo)
Vanessa Mae ...
 Sultan Shahryar / ...
 Chief Executioner
Pik Sen Lim ...
 Aladdin's Mother (as Pik-Sen Lim)


Long ago, the Sultan Schariar has gone mad after his traumatizing near assassination in which his wife collaborated and died at his hands as a result. Now he has a paranoid suspicion of women which he plans to express in a diabolical plan, and that is to marry a woman from the harem and then have her executed the very next morning. To prevent this, the Grand Vizier's daughter and a childhood friend of the Sultan, Scheherezade, offers herself to be that bride. Now, she must gamble that her plan will work as she tries to cure his madness by telling him story after wondrous story which include the tales of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves and Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp. All the while, the Sultan's villainous brother is making plans of his own and Scheherezade's stories are more useful against him than anyone can anticipate. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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When Night Falls, the Adventure Begins!

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30 April 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

1001 noć  »

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Last film of Peter Bayliss. See more »


Scheherezade refers to the bronze in the bronze city as rusting away. Bronze does not rust. See more »


Scheherezade: These people sit for hours - just listening. It's a miracle!
Storyteller: People need stories more than bread itself. They tell us how to live, and why.
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Mystery and magic from the East
4 October 2004 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Arabian Night also belongs to one of the fantasy-movies which you can also put in the table with Sinbad and the 10th Kingdom. Arabian Nights is a very interesting and nice movie to watch because it takes you to a world of fantasy and mystic, in which the stories told by an Arabian woman, form actually the movie. So we will find the famous stories about Ali Baba and Aladdin and his wonderlamp. The other day i bought this movie and i don't regret it. I think that a 8 out of 10 is a qualification Arabian nights deserves because i enjoyed it 3 hours long. Don't think too much and let yourself lead back to the old legends of the Middle East, you won't regret it.

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