Lion Of The Desert

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Lion Of The Desert Part 1
Lion Of The Desert Part 2

This movie tells the story of Omar Mukhtar, a Libyan tribal leader fighting the Italian army in the years leading up to World War II. It was directed by Moustapha Akkad, starring Anthony Quinn. It gives western viewers a glimpse into this little-known region and chapter of history, and exposes the savage means by which the conquering army attempted to subdue the natives. Despite the challenge of overcoming the fascist Italian war machine with only faith and wisdom, the Muslims led by Mukhtar maintained their resistance and refused to be conquered. This film gives western viewers a glimpse into this little-known region and chapter of history, and exposes the savage means by which the conquering army attempted to subdue the indigenous population. A very touching story indeed!

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