After seeing amibees' 'The Message' DVD deal, it reminded me about this film. Now you can get this film to go along with Moustapha Akkad's classic for the same price. I have just bought The Message and this to have as a collection. My local Islamic shops are selling the 2 films at £5+ each.
This is another great film from director Moustapha Akkad, along with his film The Message. The film stars Oliver Reed, Anthony Quinn and Rod Steiger.
Libyan leader Moummar Quaddafi financed this desert epic about a Libyan hero who helped his nation fend off an Italian invasion in 1929. Anthony Quinn stars as Omar Mukhtar, who organizes Libyan forces to hold off the encroaching Italian troops under General Rodolfo Graziana (Oliver Reed), who are trying to gain a foothold on Libyan soil under direct orders from the Italian dictator Mussolini (Rod Steiger). With the persistence of Mukhtar, the Libyans, battling the tanks and guns of the Italian army with their Bedouin troops on horseback, managed to hold off y the Italians for twenty years, until Mukhtar was finally captured and executed.