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El Naser Salah el Dine (1963)

Saladin, ruler of the kingdoms surrounding the Latin state of Jerusalem, is brought to attack the Christians in the Holy Land by the sacking of a convoy of Muslim pilgrims, a group which ... See full summary »

Director:

Youssef Chahine

Writers:

Mohamed Abdel Gawad, Youssef Chahine (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ahmad Mazhar ... Saladin (as Ahmed Mazhar)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mohamed Abdel Gawad Mohamed Abdel Gawad ... Crusader Leared
Tawfik El Deken ... Prince of Akka
Umar El-Hariri Umar El-Hariri ... King Philip of France
Ibrahim Emarah Ibrahim Emarah ... Alfadel Judge (as Ibrahim Emara)
Layla Fawzi ... Virginia, Princess of Kerak (as Leila Fawzi)
Hamdy Gheith ... King Richard I (Richard the Lion-Heart)
Mohamed Hamdi Mohamed Hamdi ... Al-Aadel (Saladin's Brother)
Sami Loutfi Sami Loutfi
Ahmed Louxor Ahmed Louxor
Nadia Lutfi ... Louise de Lusignan
Mahmoud Al Meleji
Salah Nazmi Salah Nazmi ... Al-Sarem Leader
Badr Nofal Badr Nofal ... Al Damaski
Hussein Riad ... Hikari
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Storyline

Saladin, ruler of the kingdoms surrounding the Latin state of Jerusalem, is brought to attack the Christians in the Holy Land by the sacking of a convoy of Muslim pilgrims, a group which included his sister. In a short campaign against odds, Jerusalem is taken and almost the entire Middle East is in Muslim hands. Crusade is called again in Europe, and the combined forces of the French king, German emperor, and English king form the 3rd Crusade, under the leadership of Richard the Lionheart of England. Although Accre is taken by the Crusaders, Saladin succeeds in preventing the recapture of Jerusalem, and in the end negotiations between himself and Richard (who Saladin admires as the only honorable leader) leave the Holy Land in Moslem hands. Written by Bruce Cameron <dumarest@midcoast.com>

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Country:

Egypt

Language:

Arabic

Release Date:

1965 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Saladin and the Great Crusades See more »

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Production Co:

Lotus Films See more »
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Runtime:

(Lebanon) | (video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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One of the best movies ever
26 August 1999 | by Don Juan-3See all my reviews

El Nasser Salah ElDine is the true story about Saladdin, It reveals how Saladdin was one of the greatest leaders of all time.

Saladdin battled in order to gain Bayt El Makdes (Jerusalem), and he did not prevent the christians from visiting it at any time.

But false news is told to King Richard -Lion Heart- that Saladdin is torturing the christians and that he is preventing them from entering Bayt ElMakdes.

Then King Richard along with King of France and several other countries form a very vast army, that aims to free Bayt El Makdes from the rule of Saladdin. What will happen next.........You better see the movie.

Excellent performance by Ahmed Mazhar (Saladdin) and Hamdi Geiss (Richard Lion Heart) and very good directing by Yussef Chahine.

This movie is a must see.


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