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Jewel of the Sahara (film 2001)

United States theatrical poster
Directed by Ariel Vromen
Starring Gerard Butler
Release date(s) June 28, 2001 (USA)
Running time 17 min.
Country USA
Language English

Jewel of the Sahara is a 2001 film starring Gerard Butler, Clifford David as the old Francois Renard and Peter Franzén as the young Francois Renard. ‘Jewel of the Sahara’ is comedy / short / fantasy film directed by Ariel Vromen. He also wrote the screenplay, was the executive producer and edited the film. The movie was made by Keyser Productions.



Set in a French Foreign Legion Camp circa 1954, the film follows the fantasy's of a British Captain, desperately missing his home and wife. The captain is caught in a embarrassing situation caused by a combination of the monotonous, hot dreary surroundings, not grasping the workings of the Foreign Legion, and his smoldering desire created by his wife's lustful love letters, all befuddled by his use of drug all result a hilarious ending. The films has wonderful pacing which result in a thoroughly enjoyable short film.


  • Gerard Butler - Captain Charles Belamy
  • Clifford David - Old Francois Renard
  • Peter Franzén - Young Francois Renard
  • Ori Pfeffer - Mahmud
  • Ralph Lister - Harold Belamy
  • Nicholl Hiren - Sargent
  • Gian Saragosa - Gamal
  • Ari Averbach - Andre Alfa / Legionnaire #8
  • Gahl Sasson - Legionnaire #1
  • Rodrigo Madrazo - Legionnaire #2
  • Tomer Almagor - Legionnaire #3
  • Lionel Renard - Legionnaire #4 (as Leonal Renard)
  • Gili Pinchuck - Legionnaire #5
  • Santiago Barriero - Legionnaire #6
  • Kevin Keyser - Legionnaire #7


  • producer – Kevin Keyser
  • associate producer – Tony Lunn
  • executive producer – Ariel Vromen
  • writers – Alon Aranya (story), Kennedy Taylor (story), Ariel Vromen
  • original music – Gahl Sasson
  • cinematography – Gerardo Mateo Madrazo
  • film editing – Ariel Vromen
  • casting – Ariel Vroment
  • production design – Erica Vilardi
  • costume design – Erica Vilardi

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