The Knight and the Princess

Director: Bashir El Deek

Country: Egypt

Year: 2019

Duration: 1hr 36min

Language: Arabic with English subtitles

Inspired by a true 7th century knight, the story follows the adventures of Mohammed Bin Alkassim with a fictional twist. At the young age of 15, he could not accept the concept of impossible and took it upon himself to save women and children who were abducted by pirates in the Indian sea. This seemingly simple quest would be the first of many experiences that shaped the great leader he would later become. Ready to take on the tyrant king Daher as a more experienced 17-year-old, Mohammed Bin Alkassim once again leaves his hometown Basra, Iraq, with his lifelong friend Zaid, and his mentor, Abu Alaswad, on a mission to free Sind.

During one of his battles, he happened to save a young lady from the land of Sind – Princess Lubnah. It is the love story of “The Knight and The Princess.”

On the behest of his King Daher, a sorcerer attempts to control two funny yet mischievous jinn characters in order to keep Al Kassim off the path of the land of Sind.

The back and forth power struggle escalates into an epic encore of a war with battle-tested elephants, hundreds of horses, and the fight against good and evil.

The story is dramatized with an original score and 5 original songs.  The voices of the characters are brought to life by well-known Egyptian actors.

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