A helicopter crashes in the Sahara Desert. The entire crew are killed - only a small infant miraculously survives. Emir Tafud, who has no children of his own, brings the child up as his ... See full summary »








Complete series cast summary:
Anthony Delon ...  Prince Ben Tafud Dinani / ... 3 episodes, 1997
Mandala Tayde ...  Amina 3 episodes, 1997
Giuliano Gemma ...  Emir Tafud 3 episodes, 1997
Arielle Dombasle ...  Magda Lassalle 3 episodes, 1997
Mathieu Carrière ...  François Legrand 3 episodes, 1997
Marie Laforêt ...  Rahma 3 episodes, 1997
Stéphane Freiss ...  Jacquot 3 episodes, 1997
Fabio Testi ...  Daniel Diderot 3 episodes, 1997
Christopher Buchholz ...  Prince Dubai Al Kanhai 3 episodes, 1997
Jean Sorel ...  Gustave Miller 3 episodes, 1997
Orso Maria Guerrini ...  Al Khan 3 episodes, 1997
Luca Lionello ...  Selim 3 episodes, 1997
Hans Peter Hallwachs Hans Peter Hallwachs ...  Sheikh Ja'far 3 episodes, 1997
Stefan Gubser Stefan Gubser ...  Moulay 3 episodes, 1997
Ralph Herforth ...  Grosko Jubayr 3 episodes, 1997
Claudia Cardinale ...  Leila 3 episodes, 1997
Vittorio Gassman ...  Tareq 3 episodes, 1997
Virna Lisi ...  Christine Duvivier 3 episodes, 1997
Franco Nero ...  Marcel Duvivier 3 episodes, 1997
Sergio Nicolai Sergio Nicolai ...  The Archivist at Duvivier-Legrand's 3 episodes, 1997
Isabella Pasanisi Isabella Pasanisi ...  Annette 3 episodes, 1997
Roberto Bigherati Roberto Bigherati ...  Journalist at Press Conference 3 episodes, 1997
Emanuela Garuccio ...  Journalist at Press Conference 3 episodes, 1997
Daniele Pecci Daniele Pecci ...  The Cameraman of M6 3 episodes, 1997
Francesca Romana Succi Francesca Romana Succi ...  The TV Reporter 3 episodes, 1997
Anthony Brophy Anthony Brophy ...  Butler Gaston 3 episodes, 1997
Bobby Rhodes ...  The Warden at Duvivier's 3 episodes, 1997
Gianni Gori Gianni Gori ...  The Doctor at Duvivier's 3 episodes, 1997
Massimo Vanni ...  Albino 3 episodes, 1997
Cristina Convito Cristina Convito ...  Nurse 3 episodes, 1997
Tonino Cuomo Tonino Cuomo ...  Senator Greco 3 episodes, 1997
Maria Rosa Spagnolo Maria Rosa Spagnolo ...  Party Guest at Duvivier's 3 episodes, 1997
Ninni Lionello Ninni Lionello ...  Party Guest at Duvivier's 3 episodes, 1997
Salah Miled Salah Miled ...  Doctor Hasan 3 episodes, 1997
Zoubeir Bornaz Zoubeir Bornaz ...  Yusuf 3 episodes, 1997
Roberto Libertini Roberto Libertini ...  Taxi Driver in Tunis 3 episodes, 1997
Tayeb Oueslati Tayeb Oueslati ...  The Imam at Wedding Ceremony 3 episodes, 1997
Zine Mougo Zine Mougo ...  The Jeweller 3 episodes, 1997


A helicopter crashes in the Sahara Desert. The entire crew are killed - only a small infant miraculously survives. Emir Tafud, who has no children of his own, brings the child up as his successor. When Ben is 25 years old he decides to set off in search of his true parents. In Casablanca he meets French crook Jacquot, who takes him with him to Monte Carlo. They both actually manage to find Ben's mother Christine. She tells Ben that his father was a scientist on a secret mission to Africa. Christine wants Ben to stay in Monte Carlo and take over her firm, but Ben has his heart set on living in Belem with his adored Amina. But now Ben gradually unearths a dreadful secret: Christine's second husband François was responsible for the death of his father, who had discovered valuable minerals in the Sahara. After a bitter struggle, Ben finally succeeds in saving his homeland from Western greed. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

19 October 1997 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Desierto de Fuego See more »

Filming Locations:

Monte Carlo, Monaco See more »


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ITL13,500,000,000 (estimated)
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Titanus, Mediaset, Canal+ See more »
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(3 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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