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3.7
97 Ratings

Al-risâlah

Directed by Moustapha Akkad
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Lebanon, 1977
Drama, History, Biography

Synopsis

Handsomely-mounted historical epic concerns the birth of the Islamic faith and the story of the prophet Mohammed — who, in accordance with the tenants of Islam, is never seen or heard (as this is offensive to certain islamic schools of thought).

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Al-risâlah Directed by Moustapha Akkad

Critics reviews

It’s tragic: Akkad strived to make a Middle-Eastern version of Lawrence of Arabia, and The Message deserves to be as widely known as its companions in the genre of inaccurate and wildly expensive sword-and-sandal actioners.
December 22, 2017
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