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"Arabian Nights" Episode #1.1 (TV Episode 2000) - Plot Summary Poster

(TV Mini-Series)

(2000)

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  • A magical retelling of the classic tales by Sir Richard F. Burton. Targeted for assassination by his first wife and his evil brother, a young sultan must marry by the next full moon or he will lose his kingdom. His uncertainty over his newfound bride causes her to stall the sultan with a series of fantastic stories to ease the tension and stall her impending execution. As she spins tales of tragedy, comedy, magic, and mayhem, the sultan learns valuable lessons and confesses his deep love for her.

  • Five years after killing his unfaithful wife, the Sultan of Baghdad Shahryar goes haywire and believes every woman is treacherous. However he needs to get married again to keep his throne, and he decides to marry a woman from his harem and kills her on the next morning. The smart daughter of the Grand Vizier, Ja'Far, Scheherazade, was in love with Shahryar when they were children and decides to marry him. Scheherazade tells pieces of the stories of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, The Tale of the Poor Hunchback, Aladdin and the Magic Lamp, The Sultan and the Beggar and The Three Princes along the nights, stops the stories in cliffhanger to keep the interest of the Sultan and preventing her death. Meanwhile his brother Schahzenan plans an attack to the palace to overthrown Shahryar.


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