Film, Drama

Time Out says

After enduring years of Anthony Quinn playing Arabs, the Egyptian film industry finally wreaks its dreadful revenge. With a nomadic cast of zillions, Saladin sets out to boil your brains with three hours of unrelieved apology for hanging on to Jerusalem. Caught up in endless exposition, Richard I is no Coeur de Lion but, like all the Europeans, a red-wigged mongoloid given to lines like 'We can take Acre by lunchtime.' Saladin smoulders. Any visual magnificence (massed gatherings in the desert) is blown by tacky action sequences. CPea.

By: CPea


Release details

183 mins

Cast and crew

Youssef Chahine
A Rahman Er Charcaoui, Youssef Chahine
Ahmed Mazhar
Nadia Loutfi
Salah Zulfikar
Leila Fawzi
Hussein Riad
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