John Milius's THE WIND AND THE LION (1975) is a great favourite of mine. Based on a true incident when an American teacher (female in the film but male in reality) was kidnapped by a Berber chief causing an international incident Milius follows his oft quoted dictum "If this is not how it was it is how it should have been" and offers up a strong no holds barred piece of action adventure. The Berber Chief, Mulay Ahmed el Raisuli was a real person and here is his picture.
But this is John Milius and Hollywood, so who gets cast in the role ?
0f course, it is obvious, Sean Connery, the world's only Berber with a Scottish accent. Convincing? I'll leave you to decide.