El Naser Salah el Dine

TitleEl Naser Salah el Dine
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1963
AuthorsChahine, Youssef
Running Time90 min
Date Released1963
CountryEgypt
Publication Languageara
Abstract

Director Youssef Chahine uses the history of the Third Crusade to promote pan-Arab unity in the wake of de-colonization and wars with Israel in the early 1960s. Upon hearing of the slaughter of Muslims in in the Holy Lands, Saladin, sultan of Egypt and Syria and founder of the Ayyubid dynasty, launches an attack to retake Jerusalem. English, French, and German rulers respond by launching the Third Crusade, winning access to the city for Christians but losing their bid to occupy it. 

Cast

Ahmed Mazhar

Laylá Ṭāhir

Salah Zulfikar

Laylá Fawzī

Credits

A Lotus Film presentation in cooperation with the Egyptian Cinema Organization; produced by Assia Films, Cinema General Organization

story by Youssef El Sebai

screenplay by Abderrahman Charkawi and Youssef Chahine

written by Naguib Mahfouz, Ezzel Dine Zulficar, and Mohamed Abdel Gawad

Genre

Action, Adventure, Drama

Translated TitleSaladin and the Great Crusades
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