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Destiny (1997)

Al-massir (original title)
The story is set in the 12th century in Arab-ruled Spanish province Andalusia, where famed philosopher Averroes is appointed grand judge by the caliph and his liberal court judgements are ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Averroes (as Nour El Cherif)
... Abdellah
... Al Mansour, The Caliph (as Mahmoud Hemeida)
... (as Laila Eloui)
Safia El Emari ... Averroes' Wife (as Safia El Emary)
Mohamed Mounir ... The Bard
... Nasser, The Crown Prince (as Khaled El Nabaoui)
... The Caliph's Brother (as Seif Abdel Rahman)
... Borhan
Rogeena ... Salma (as Régina)
Ahmed Fouad Selim ... Cheikh Riad
Magdy Edris ... Emir of the Sect (as Magdi Idris)
Ahmed Moukhtar ... Bard
Sherifa Maher ... Manuella's Mother
Rayek Azzab ... El Razi
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The story is set in the 12th century in Arab-ruled Spanish province Andalusia, where famed philosopher Averroes is appointed grand judge by the caliph and his liberal court judgements are not liked by everyone. The caliph's political rivals, centered around the leader of a fanatical Islamic sect, force the caliph to send Averroes into exile, but his ideas keep on living thanks to his students. Written by Anonymous

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According to an interview actor Nour El-Sherif stated that the role of Ibn Roshd was supposed to be played by director Youssef Chahine himself, but Nour told him that he was not suitable for the role. See more »

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Caliph's brother: Thoughts have wings. No one can prevent them from flying.
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Performed by Mohamed Mounir
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A sublime, colorful musical
11 November 1998 | by See all my reviews

This is a wonderful movie on tolerance. Chahine shows how the powers of dance, happiness and erudition oppose the dark forces of obscurantism and fanatism. Not only is the movie never rhetorically boring, but it is full of joy and music, making you feel like dancing ! This is definitely a masterpiece.


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