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Youssef Chahine

Le destin (Al Massir)

135' - 1997 - Historical, Drama, Comedy - Dialogue: Arabic, French
Director: Youssef Chahine Composer: Mohamed Nouh, Tarek Akef With: Nour El-Sherif, Layla Olwi, Mahmoud Hemida, Safia El Emary
The great philosopher Averroes laid down the precepts which paved the way, not only for the Age of Enlightenment in Europe, but for all human thought to the present day. To appease the fundamentalists, the Caliph Mansur ordered all Averroes’ works to be burnt. His friends and disciples decided to make copies and smuggle them abroad. Resisting pressure from fundamentalists of every hue, human knowledge will always find a way forward: towards the Other, towards Progress.

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Credits

Director

Youssef Chahine

Composer

Mohamed Nouh, Tarek Akef

With

Nour El-Sherif, Layla Olwi, Mahmoud Hemida, Safia El Emary

Scenario

Youssef Chahine, Khaled Youssef

Director of Photography

Mohsen Nasr

Editor

Rashida Abdel Salam

Producer

Humbert Balsan, Gabriel Khoury

More information

Dialogue

Arabic, French

Countries of production

Egypt, France

Year

1997

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