Saturday, December 19, 2009

The Wind and the Lion

R2 Portugal

In the early 1900s, an American businessman was kidnapped by a rebellious Arab chieftain, principally as a means to embarrass the sultan of Morocco. This abduction sparked the threat of armed intervention by President Theodore Roosevelt, which was never carried out. In The Wind and the Lion, the unattractive male captive is replaced by the gorgeous female Mrs. Pedecaris, an American widow played by Candice Bergen. The ruthless but essentially decent Arab chief Raisuli is portrayed by Sean Connery, while Teddy Roosevelt is depicted as a jingoistic blowhard by Brian Keith. The film's main theme -- that of America's emergence as a world power -- is largely secondary to the growing mutual-respect relationship between Mrs. Pedecaris and Raisuli. After releasing his hostage, Raisuli is himself captured by German forces, who at the behest of the Kaiser are seeking out methods of laying the groundwork for what would evolve into World War I. Mrs. Pedecaris must then help Raisuli escape.


Pedro Spinola said...

Feliz Natal e Bom Ano Novo!

Randy said...

Bom Natal e um Bom Ano de 2010!

Jef said...

Chefe, eu não me esqueci de vocês não viu!!!

Não consigo mais acessar a xploited!!!!

Me mande seu banner por e-mail pra que eu coloque no site!

Forte abraço!