In the 12th century’s Andalusia lives Ibn Rushd a prominent islamic philosopher with his wife Zeinab and daughter Salma. The principality is ruled by Khalifa ElMansour who has two sons, ElNasser, an intellectual that likes Ibn Rush and is in love with his daughter Salma. The younger son Abdallah is more into dancing and poetry, spending most of his times with the gypsy family and getting the daughter pregnant. The Khalifa is depending on the extremists to build his army granting them more power which they use to combat artists and philosophers. The extremists succeed in recruiting Abd Allah and train him to kill his father. Events go on where Marawan, the gypsy singer, is killed and Ibn Rushd’s books are burnt. Adapted from the real life of Ibn Rushd AlMasir is Chahine’s statement against extremism.
Director: Youssef Chahine
Cast: Abd Allah Mahmoud, Ahmed Fouad Selim, Ahmed Hegazi, Ahmed Mokhtar, Ahmed Samy Abd Allah, Ameer ElAssmi, Engy Abaza, Fares Rahoma, Fayeq Azab, Gehad Saad, Hani Salama, Hassan El Adl, Khaled El Nabawy, Layla Olwy, Magdy Idrees, Maher Selim, Mahmoud Hemida, Mohamed Malas, Mohamed Mounir, Mohamed Ragab, Nour El-Sherif, Rogena, Safia ElEmary, Saif Abdel Rahman, Sanaa Younes, Sherifa Maher
Duration: 136 min
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