Lion of the Desert (1980)
Genre: Biography / Drama
Duration: 173 minuten / 156 minuten (dvd)
Alternative title: Omar Mukhtar: Lion of the Desert
United States / Libya
Directed by: Moustapha Akkad
Stars: Anthony Quinn, Oliver Reed and Rod Steiger
IMDb score: 8,2 (17.000)
Releasedate: 17 April 1981
Lion of the Desert plot
"He was a man of honor in a war without any."
In 1929, the twenty-year war between the Libyan Bedouins and Italian colonial occupiers was still raging in full force. The rebels' driving force is the legendary Omar Mukhtar, a teacher who was forced to become a revolutionary because he cannot tolerate his people being subjected to a foreign power.