Il segreto del Sahara
Segredo do Sahara (Brazil)
El secreto del Sahara (Spain)
Le secret du Sahara (France)
Secret of the Sahara (UK) (video title) / (USA)
Das Geheimnis der Sahara (West Germany)
IL SEGRETO DEL SAHARA aka Secret of the Sahara (1987) Secret of the Sahara is a TV Mini-Series in seven parts, directed by Alberto Negrin and starring Ben Kingsley, Michael York, Andie Mac Dowell, David Soul and others. The film tells the story of an archaeologist who finds an old parchment leading to a treasure in the Saharan desert. A film with mystery and adventure. Alberto Negrin directed many TV series and many of them have music by Ennio Morricone and many of these soundtracks were released but titles like: Ics (2003); Mi Ricordo Anna Frank (2009); Paolo Borsellino - i 57 Giorni (2012) and L'Isola (2012). The music for Secret of the Sahara is a grand scale quality score, for large orchestra and choir and rich in beautiful melodies. Sometimes subdued, sometimes overwhelming. Morricone used also ethnic instruments, as used in the desert, to come as close as possible to the Sahara "sound"??. Two tracks on the CD, The Mountain and The Golden Door, were conducted by Franco Ferrara. Morricone wrote these tracks for the John Huston film The Bible in 1964 and he reused these same tracks to ultimately bring them to the screen. Enjoy the score. It is a masterpiece.
- Sijbold Tonkens