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Lawrence of Arabia

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Director: David Lean

Actors: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn

Plot

In the midst of World War I, T.E. Lawrence, an enigmatic and talented British Army lieutenant, is assigned to Arabia for a seemingly simple liaison mission with the Arab Prince Faisal. His task is to gather intelligence and facilitate coordination between the British and Arab forces against the Ottoman Empire. However, the eccentric and charismatic Lawrence becomes deeply invested in the plight of the Arab people. Struggling with the cultural divide, he immerses himself in the local customs and wins the trust of the Arab tribes. His passion for the cause grows and he begins to envision a united Arabia, free from foreign rule and domination.

Lawrence's bold and unconventional approach to warfare leads to a series of daring guerrilla attacks. He organizes a disparate group of Arab tribes to engage in hit-and-run raids against the Turks, disrupting supply lines and capturing strategic ports and cities. His strategic genius and bravery in battle elevate him to the status of a legendary figure among the Arab people. Using the vast, unforgiving desert to his advantage, he continues to inspire and unite his followers with the dream of independence, resisting the constraints of his British superiors. However, as he delves deeper into the desert and the soul of Arabia, he finds himself at odds with his own identity and the complex politics of empire and nationalism.

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Writers: Robert Bolt, Michael Wilson

Release Date: 11 Dec 1962

Runtime: 218 min

Rating: Approved

Country: United Kingdom

Language: English, Arabic, Turkish

Reviews

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Score: 97

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