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Great African Films: Vol. 3: The Desert Ark

1997 Rated NR 1hr 30m

Mohamed Chouikh directs this compelling Romeo and Juliet-esque drama about young lovers, Amin and Myriam, whose families are on opposing sides in a deadly conflict in Algeria. With fresh hostility now directed at them because of their love, the two flee to a secret refuge desert in the desert, where they hope the cycle of violence and retribution will pass them by. Hacen Abdou and Messaouda Adami star.

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Movie Details

Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

Arabic: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access.