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A.k.a.
Destiny
Year
1997
Runtime
135 min.
Director
Youssef Chahine
Genres
Drama, Romance, Comedy, History, Musical
Rating *
7.3
Votes *
2,008
Checks
136
Favs
9
Dislikes
3
Favs/checks
6.6% (1:15)
Favs/dislikes
3:1
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  1. Lumen's avatar

    Lumen

    This is actually a truly amazing movie! It's very entertaining and well-paced, and also emotionally and intellectually engaging.
    The story is set in a fascinating moment in history that is often overlooked: the muslim era in Spain. While most medieval movies are set in gritty, dirty, rainy places where everybody is illiterate and looks like a brute, we discover the live in the flourishing city of Cordoba, booming with culture and life.
    We follow the struggles of Averroes (ibn Rushd, big medieval philosopher) trying to fight extremism and idiocy with reason and psychological insight.
    It's a very strong story, with good actors and an historical context that is surprisingly relevant for us today.
    I highly recommend this film :)
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  1. This movie ranks #42 in DIFF's The 100 Greatest Arab Films
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  2. This movie ranks #937 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films
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