Lion of the Desert

Lion of the Desert

DVD - 2005 | 25th anniversary 2 disc-set.
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Between two world wars, a struggle for freedom took place in the African desert. This movie is the historically accurate story about the Libyan resistance leader, Omar Mukhtar, who led the Libyan resistance against the Italian oppressors from 1911-1931.
Publisher: Troy, MI : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2005]
Edition: 25th anniversary 2 disc-set.
Branch Call Number: Feature
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 173 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.

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patch666
Jul 28, 2017

Very good "B" type 70's war film of an unknown aspect of WW II . Great acting and scenery . Very violent and disturbing scenes. Banned in Italy for a very long time because of its portrayal of Fascist atrocities. The political mess in the middle east is very similar now. What are we to do ??? you cant become as brutal as the Italians and you cant change peoples cultures and religion at gunpoint. As an Italian American I am ashamed of Mussolini and the Catholic church during WWII.

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tj_is_cool
Feb 24, 2013

Watchable but very long war movie.

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