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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:
Ahmed Mazhar ... Saladin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mohamed Abdel Gawad Mohamed Abdel Gawad ... Crusader Leared
Mahmoud Almeleji ... Conrad, Marquis of Montferrat (as Mahmoud El-Meliguy)
Tawfik El Deken ... Prince of Akka
Omar El-Hariri Omar El-Hariri ... King Philip of France
Ibrahim Emara Ibrahim Emara ... Alfadel Judge
Leila Fawzi ... Virginia, Princess of Kerak
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 ... Renault
Nadia Lutfi ... Louise de Lusignan
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:

30 May 1983 (West Germany) 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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Lebanon) | (video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A Well Done Movie - About Nasser as much as Saladin
1 September 2001 | by Paul HalsallSee all my reviews

It is interesting to see an Muslim movie about the Crusades, and this is generally well done. Some of the special effects are, however, a bit hokey.

It is not clear in the movie that Saladin was a Kurd rather than an an Arab. Instead he is presented as a hero for calling for Arab unity in the face of western colonialist intrusion.

In this respect director Chahine makes Saladin a prototype of Gamel Abdul Nasser in calling for Arab unity in order to expel the western intruders.


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