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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
Salah Dhulfeqar ... Issa The Swimmer (as Salah Zulfikar)
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
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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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Wonderful, if rather dated for a modern audience.
24 January 1999 | by Jim-249See all my reviews

Not only an extraordinary piece of epic filming, but also, in typical Youssef Chahine vein, a very humane view of territorial struggles and religious warfare. A remarkably pacifist outlook for 1963, preaching tolerance and honest diplomacy, decrying the crude pursuit of Glory at the expense of the lives of humble soldiers.


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