Emilio Salgari’s fictional pirate Sandokan in a gripping adventure film, which preceded the famous TV series directed by Sergio Sollima
This film had the bad luck to be released a few years before the immensely successful Sandokan TV series directed by Sergio Sollima, which swept away all previous adaptations of the pirate’s adventures penned by Emilio Salgari. Therefore, it may not be easy, but if you manage to watch Le tigri di Mompracem without any preconceptions, you will realise that it too is a genial adventure that doesn’t miss a beat: Lady Marianna, a mix of sweetness and sensuality, the landscapes of Borneo inviting us to stowaway to exotic lands, sword duels, gunfights, naval battles, mysteries and betrayal. The whole package is confidently directed and perfectly paced.
The epic battle waged by the pirate Sandokan to avenge himself and his people, for the violence suffered at the hands of the British colonisers and his mortal enemy, Lord Brooke.