|Genres||Comedy Drama History Musical Romance|
|Cast||Nour El-Sherif Hani Salama Mahmoud Hemida Safia El Emari Mohamed Mounir Khaled Nabawy Seif El Dine Abdalla Mahmoud Ahmed Fouad Selim Magdi Idris Ahmed Moukhtar Sherifa Maher Rayek Azzab Hassan El Adl Faris Rahoma|
|Plot||The story is set in the 12th century in Arab-ruled Spanish province Andalusia, where famed philosopher Averroes is appointed grand judge by the caliph and his liberal court judgements are not liked by everyone. The caliph's political rivals, centered around the leader of a fanatical Islamic sect, force the caliph to send Averroes into exile, but his ideas keep on living thanks to his students.... search for Al-massir on IMDb|
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|France released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: it WILL NOT play on standard US DVD player. You need multi-region PAL/NTSC DVD player to view it in USA/Canada: LANGUAGES: Arabic ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), Arabic ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), English ( Subtitles ), French ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: In twelfth-century Cordoba, the Caliph orders all books written by the eminent philosopher Averroe's to be burnt, to mollify the fundamentalists. Averroe's family and followers decide to make copies of his books and smuggle them across the border. Despite the pressure from fundamentalists, human knowledge prevails and the influence of Averroe's teaching extended through the Enlightenment to the present day. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: Cannes Film Festival,|
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