A misfit army lieutenant manages to get himself an assignment into the desert to assess the feasibility of creating a Arabian revolt against the Turks in WW1. As he gets closer with the Bedouins, his allegiances begin to split.
On my own
It was on television, and once in a while I feel guilty about not having seen enough of the ‘classics’.
For some reason I always expect movies to be much slower than modern movies, and I always fear that it will cause issues with emotional involvement with the main characters. Yes, it’s slow, but it’s also majestic, and the main thing I loved about the movie is that generally I believed the characters. Also, the music is great, and mass scenes with real people just have that little bit extra that modern CGI generated battle scenes lack.