Lion of the Desert (1981)

Director
Moustapha Akkad

Main cast
Anthony Quinn; Rod Steiger; Oliver Reed; Irene Papas; Raf Vallone

Genres
Action, History, War

Description
This movie tells the story of Omar Mukhtar, an Arab Muslim rebel who fought against the Italian conquest of Libya in WWII. 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.


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