Release Date: May 9th, 1997
Not Yet Rated|2 hr 15 min
In 12th-century Spain, the Caliph of Andalusia (Mahmoud Hemeida) enjoys the counsel of philosopher Averroes (Nour El-Sherif), who believes God wants people to interpret and debate the Koran. The Caliph's two sons, Nasser (Khaled El Nabaoui) and Abdalla (Hani Salama), come to embrace opposite ends of the prevailing intellectual climate, with Abdalla falling under the spell of religious fanatics, and Nasser following Averroes. This leads to social unrest and the persecution of the philosopher.
Cast: Laila Eloui, Hani Salama, Khaled Nabawy, Mohamed Mounir, Magdi Idris, Mahmoud Hemida, Nour El-Sherif
Director: Youssef Chahine
Genres: Historical drama
Production Co: Ognon Pictures, MISR International Films [eg], France 2 Cinema
Distributors: Cinema Village, Kinokuniya Co. Ltd., Leisure Time Features, Kool, Pyramide