In the beginning of 1500's, during the Portuguese conquests on Indian Ocean, Red Sea, and Arabian Gulf, a village on the edge of sea revolts against the Portuguese rule and conquer after years of oppression, In pursuit of freedom.
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Rashid Assaf Rashid Assaf ... Afonso de Albuquerque
Qays Sheikh Najib
Ahmed Al Jasmi Ahmed Al Jasmi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Khalifa Albhri ... Saeed (as Khalifa al Bhri)
Abdullah Almaqbali ... nasser
Abdullah Bin Heider ... Mohammed
Abdulla Masoud ... Commander 'Omar'
Omar Al Mulla Omar Al Mulla
Hassan Yousuf ... Ahmed
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In the beginning of 1500's, during the Portuguese conquests on Indian Ocean, Red Sea, and Arabian Gulf, a village on the edge of sea revolts against the Portuguese rule and conquer after years of oppression, In pursuit of freedom.

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The movie is based on real life events. The production of the movie started the moment His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, finished writing the book "Khorfakkan Resistance to the Portuguese Invasion 1507". In the book, His Highness documented the historical events that occurred during the Portuguese invasion in 1507.

During the Portuguese invasion, the city of Khorfakkan was surrounded by mountains and was protected by a giant wall separating it from the mountains and open towards the sea.

The movie depicts the brutality and cruelty of the Portuguese army especially of the general Afonso de Albuquerque. The commander built a reputation of a fierce and skilled military commander that used cruel and ruthless tactics in his conquests.

Three Portuguese ships were built specially for the movie. The ship Fleur de La Mar, the Galiot and the Fausta were built in real size, based on accurate historical documents in order to be used for filming live scenes on board. Along with the ships, houses, a mosque and a wall was built similar to the historic Khorfakkan wall.

All stages of film production were under direct supervision and immediate follow-up by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi. His Highness vision of presenting the historical facts as accurate as possible didn't allow the filmmakers to make any artistic additions that might alter the reality of the actual events. See more »

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Revolutionary in the Emirati cinema !
22 December 2020 | by abdallahalamri-88551See all my reviews

The plot revolves around the historical invasion of Portuguese on Khorfakkan, pretty straightforward and decent war plot .. but the screewriting and dialogue throughout the movie at some points were pale and unnecessary.

The direction had alot of potential, the choreography of the action scenes were so rushed and edited very poorly. At other parts they were perfectly done, so it could have been much better.

The cinematography was just absolutely phenomenal and breathtaking. They really do show the beauty of khorfakkan with it's mountains over the sea view. It carried the story telling very well. It was ruined a couple of times from the non-perfect CGI but it doesn't ruin the experience.

The casting and the characters had depth and variety of emotion ranges, It felt real and genuine. At least most of the actors, some side characters were not ideal. But the main characters were perfectly fit for their roles with top notch acting !!

Overall I think it deserves an 8/10 specially because of the usual emirati standards that are quite low. This movie might change the UAE cinema forever.


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17 December 2020 (United Arab Emirates) See more »

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