The Message

The Message
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama | Director: Moustapha Akkad | Language: English | Length: 177 minutes | Year: 1977 | Rated: PG

This must-see epic depicts the birth of Islam. In the 7th century Mohammed is visited by Angel Gabriel who urges him to lead the people of Mecca and worship God. Starring Anthony Quinn, this epic movie charts the life of the Prophet Muhammad and the early spread of Islam. The film is kin to Lion of the Desert, Lawrence of Arabia and other big budget ‘sword and sandal movies’ made pre-CGI. The Message remains as one of the most quintessential films ever made about Islam. What is sad but provides a strong message is that the filmmaker of film, who was Muslim, was killed in a terror attack in Lebanon a couple of years ago.

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