A historical drama set at the time of the discovery of the royal mummies at Deir al-Bahari in 1881. As a result of the find, the local Bedouins are deprived of their main source of income, which is robbing tombs. A film of choice of Martin Scorsese.
Restored in 2009 by Cineteca di Bologna/L”Immagine Ritrovata laboratory, in association with The Film Foundation”s World Cinema Project, and the Egyptian Film Center. Restoration funded by Armani, Cartier, Qatar Airways, Qatar Museum Authority and the Egyptian Ministry of Culture.