The Lion of the Desert
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.
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Actor: Anthony Quinn, Oliver Reed, Irene Papas
Director: Moustapha Akkad
Country: United States, Libya
Duration: 2h 53m min