Jewel of the Sahara

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Jewel of the Sahara
United States theatrical poster
Directed by Ariel Vromen
Produced by Kevin Keyser
Ariel Vromen
Screenplay by Ariel Vromen
Alon Aranya
Kennedy Taylor
Starring Gerard Butler
Clifford David
Peter Franzén
Music by Gahl Sasson
Cinematography Gerardo Mateo Madrazo
Edited by Ariel Vromen
Release dates
  • June 28, 2001 (2001-06-28)
Running time
17 minutes
Country United States
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.[1] Jewel of the Sahara is comedy, fantasy short film directed by Ariel Vromen, who also wrote the screenplay, was the executive producer and edited the film. The film was made by Keyser Productions.


Set in a French Foreign Legion Camp circa 1954, the film follows the fantasies of a British captain, desperately missing his home and wife. The captain is caught in an 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 of which is befuddled by his use of drugs.


  • 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


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