- 1. The princess -
Have you got news for me?
- 2. No, Master.
- 3. - Dead?
- She still sleeps.
- 4. - You followed my orders?
- Yes, Master.
- 5. - And the blind man?
- He has been found.
- 6. Hmm.
- 7. Alms, for the love of Allah.
- 8. Alms, for the love of Allah.
- 9. Alms, for the love of Allah.
- 10. Alms, for the love of Allah.
- 11. What? Your cur would bark?
A fine reward for charity.
- 12. If charity be false as that coin.
- 13. Then you cheat, son of a burnt father.
- 14. A blind man cannot tell
truth from false.
- 15. Alas, I cannot tell day from night.
It was my dog.
- 16. - How can a dog tell bad from good?
- See for yourself.
- 17. Now, by the wonder of Allah -
- 18. It is a false coin,
and I, myself, knew it not!
- 19. Come, O frequenter of tree trunks...
- 20. now which is the bad one?
- 21. This is no dog, but the reincarnation
of a tax collector!
- 22. O ye whom Allah gave
the gift of sight...
- 23. to fill your eyes
with beauty and delight...
- 24. spare me a thought
to whom your wondrous world...
- 25. is but a city of eternal night.
- 26. Alms, for the love of Allah.
- 27. Alms, for the love of Allah.
- 28. - Bring him to me.
- Alms, for the love of Allah.
- 29. Alms, for the love of Allah.
- 30. Pray for me.
My name is Halima.
- 31. - I do not know you?
- Does one always know one's friends?
- 32. I have none to know.
- 33. Can you not trust in one
who brings not words, but deeds
- 34. In my house, there is food and rest.
And what is mine is yours.
- 35. - Why should you offer this?
- For your prayers.
- 36. That is much for little.
- 37. - Take my hand.
- There's no need. My dog sees for me.
- 38. He gives me more
than ever he can receive, like all dogs.
- 39. This is a sleep beyond my knowledge.
- 40. Only this I know: When the blind man
comes to her, she will be cured.
- 41. Strange, Master, he can do something
all your powers cannot.
- 42. I'll make him do it for me
and cast him away.
- 43. But she loves the blind man.
- 44. Do you call the lisping
of two children in a garden love?
- 45. Love she has yet to learn.
- 46. And I am here to teach her.
- 47. - Poor blind beggar.
- Even more unfortunate than you know.
- 48. - That cannot be.
- But we are unveiled.
- 49. And I am... veiled.
- 50. - Tell us your name.
- 51. - Ahmad!
- Ahmad, you'll beg no more.
- 52. - Nor journey on.
- Stay here with us.
- 53. O sovereigns of silkiness,
I am sure you are beautiful...
- 54. but for me there is no staying.
- 55. I must on, seeking the one I love,
whom I have lost.
- 56. Men with two eyes often seek
all their lives and fail to find that one.
- 57. Stay. There are great doctors here.
They may restore your sight.
- 58. That would be the blackest day
of all my days.
- 59. - You talk in riddles.
- I will give you the answer. Listen.
- 60. There was once a king,
son of a king and of a hundred kings.
- 61. His subjects countless,
his wealth untellable...
- 62. his power absolute.
- 63. And this dog was not a dog...
- 64. but a youth who lived in Bagdad
and became dear to the king.
- 65. But in those days,
he was nothing but a little thief.
- 66. Why do you smell my fish,
master of a copper coin? Be off! Be off!
- 67. Shall I call the khadi's clubmen? Eh?
- 68. Stop, thief!
- 69. Stop, thief! Stop that thief!
- 70. Ahmad the king.
- 71. Son of Akbar,
grandson of Haroun-el-Rachid...
- 72. the great, the illustrious...
- 73. lord of the earth,
defender of the faith...
- 74. servant of the all-highest...
- 75. but master of all men.
- 76. Ahmad the king!
- 77. Ahmad the king.
- 78. Alas, I was that mighty man.
- 79. 365 wives were mine.
In my heart there was no love.
- 80. Fifty palaces, and I had no home.
- 81. Richest among my subjects,
I was the poorest of the poor.
- 82. Every desire satisfied,
I grew empty of desire.
- 83. And in my whole vast kingdom,
I could find nothing to do -
- 84. no task, no aim, no purpose -
- 85. for always my grand vizier Jaffar
stood between me and my people.
- 86. Another execution.
- 87. Why had he to die?
- 88. He had been thinking,
my lord and master.
- 89. - Is it a crime then to think?
- In a subject, it's quite unpardonable.
- 90. Are men only to be ruled by fear?
- 91. Men are evil - hatred behind their eyes,
lies on their lips, betrayal in their hearts.
- 92. You will learn one day, great king...
- 93. that there are about three things
that men respect:
- 94. the lash that descends, the yoke
that breaks and the sword that slays.
- 95. By the power and terror of these,
you may conquer the earth.
- 96. Do I want to conquer the earth?
- 97. What do you want,
my lord and master?
- 98. I thought I might try
to give them happiness.
- 99. Happiness. They are fools and knaves.
- 100. Your grandsire knew it,
and if you would know it too...
- 101. do as he did.
- 102. One night, when darkness falls...
- 103. leave your palace,
go among your people...
- 104. mix with the crowds,
go into their houses...
- 105. listen, observe and remember.
- 106. - Tonight, Jaffar.
- Tonight, my king.
- 107. - Your people, my king.
- I've never been so close to them.
- 108. Go. Listen, observe and remember.
- 109. It is told, though Allah
be wiser or more merciful...
- 110. there was in the past of the ages
a king among kings...
- 111. a master of arms and of armies,
of vessels and auxiliaries.
- 112. And this master of time and people
was an oppressor to both...
- 113. and the earth was as pitch in the faces
of his subjects and his slaves.
- 114. - What's he saying?
- And they groaned together in secret.
- 115. Why, I don't know.
- 116. Is it the king he's talking about?
- 117. Don't ask questions.
There are spies everywhere.
- 118. You must be careful in Bagdad.
- 119. I'm a stranger here. Surely you can tell me
what the old man's talking about.
- 120. Oh, about foolish hopes...
- 121. about a prophecy,
about a liberator.
- 122. Only fools and children believe it.
- 123. A liberator indeed.
Not while Ahmad is king.
- 124. And they groaned together in secret
and were slain in the marketplace.
- 125. But a wise man among the sages of Bagdad
comforted them with a prophecy...
- 126. saying, "In the fullness of years,
a liberator shall come upon you...
- 127. "and this shall be the sign of him:
he shall be the lowest of the low...
- 128. and you shall look for him
in the clouds."
- 129. And the people cried,
"We shall look for him in the clouds indeed...
- 130. "for if the great are powerless
to save us from this tyrant...
- 131. how can one of no account avail?"
- 132. And the reader
of the Milky Way replied...
- 133. "Have faith, trust in Allah...
- 134. "for there, one day in the blue,
you shall see a boy...
- 135. "the lowest of the low,
mounted upon a cloud.
- 136. "But the cloud shall be as strong
as the hills beneath the snow...
- 137. "and from the ranges of the sky...
- 138. he shall destroy this tyrant
with the arrow of justice."
- 139. - What is the name of the tyrant?
- 140. - Ahmad.
- 141. I wish the miracle would happen today.
- 142. I wish he would die today.
- 143. Arrest him. Put him in prison.
- 144. When he says he's the king,
tell them he's a madman.
- 145. His friends and all who might be loyal
to him must be destroyed.
- 146. I learned that night not that men are evil,
but that he was evil.
- 147. When he persuaded me among my people,
he laid a trap for me.
- 148. I was thrown into prison...
- 149. and there, in prison,
my life began...
- 150. for there I met the one who was
to become my only true friend -
- 151. Abu, the little thief of Bagdad.
- 152. For only very little thieves
are thrown into prison.
- 153. No! No! Not in prison!
- 154. No! No! Not in prison!
- 155. - Don't put me in prison! No!
- Come in, thief.
- 156. Cut off his right arm,
and then his left.
- 157. Then his left leg, then his right.
- 158. - And then his head.
- No! No! No! No!
- 159. I say no! No! Please, no!
- 160. Don't kill me!
- 161. - I don't want to die!
- Tomorrow morning.
- 162. And as for the madman,
our great sultan Jaffar is merciful.
- 163. Only his head.
- 164. As the sun rises.
- 165. No! No, no!
- 166. - No! No, no!
- 167. Poor boy, they've driven you mad.
- 168. Me mad?
- 169. They just said you were mad.
- 170. Are you really mad?
- 171. That's it. I'm mad. I must be mad.
- 172. The maddest of all the madmen
that ever lived in the sultan's palace.
- 173. - You are mad, quite mad.
- What's it matter
- 174. In the morning, unless the sun
stops still and never rises, we both die -
- 175. the thief and the madman-
and I don't want to die.
- 176. You are not mad...
- 177. and maybe we shall watch the sun rise
from over the river.
- 178. Didn't you hear the jailer?
"As the sun rises."
- 179. As the sun rises, we'll take a boat
and go down to the sea.
- 180. I've never seen the sea...
- 181. but I've heard the sailors
on the riverside talk about it.
- 182. In the sea are fishes
as big as the great temple...
- 183. and little ones as tiny
as my little finger, with wings.
- 184. And boats as big as Bagdad itself...
- 185. with sails as big as clouds.
- 186. And when the wind blows,
they go as fast as antelopes...
- 187. and carry you to the isles
of India and China.
- 188. To the isles of India and China.
- 189. And we're locked in prison.
- 190. The ax will fall as the sun rises.
- 191. And you say you're not mad.
- 192. - Look!
- What's that?
- 193. The key of the prison.
I just stole it.
- 194. - The key? Give it to me!
- Steady, steady.
- 195. You want someone to look after you.
We can't go now.
- 196. - Why not?
- We must wait. In an hour they will eat.
- 197. After they eat, they sleep.
Then we go.
- 198. Hurry! Catch this oar.
- 199. Give me that rope!
Hurry! We must get away.
- 200. Do you want us to be killed?
- 201. Do you think
they will have mercy on us?
- 202. Don't you think if the king knew,
he'd be merciful?
- 203. The king was a fool. I hope he suffers
as much as he made the people suffer.
- 204. - Do you hate him so much?
- Everybody hated him.
- 205. Oh, if I could only
lay my hands on him just once...
- 206. if I could only tell him
what a fool he was.
- 207. Tell it now.
I am Ahmad the king.
- 208. - Speak.
- Ahmad the king is dead.
- 209. He died yesterday.
There's a new king, Jaffar.
- 210. - Look!
- 211. Jaffar would not make
all that fuss over me.
- 212. He would not send
the whole guard after me.
- 213. Mercy, Master. I'm your slave.
- 214. Leave me at least one arm for small stealing,
and I'll pay you twice as much in taxes.
- 215. - What's your name?
- I'm Abu the thief...
- 216. son of Abu the thief,
grandson of Abu the thief.
- 217. Most unfortunate of 10 sons
with a hunger that yawns day and night.
- 218. Get up, my little friend.
- 219. - We must return to Bagdad.
- How can you be such a fool?
- 220. I mean, my king would be killed.
- 221. A dead king and a dead thief
cannot do much, you know.
- 222. If your fingers are as nimble as your brain,
you are indeed the prince of thieves.
- 223. Come on. Let's catch the morning breeze.
That will carry us to freedom.
- 224. Freedom. Strange.
I've had everything but freedom.
- 225. And I've had nothing but freedom.
- 226. And now we've got it,
what shall we do with it?
- 227. Anything we like.
In three days, we shall be in Basra.
- 228. Here. Take this pole. Push!
- 229. Abu! Basra!
- 230. Basra.
- 231. Basra. How beautiful it looks.
- 232. How beautiful it smells!
- 233. Pancakes!
- 234. - Give me one!
- Really, you are a fool.
- 235. Whoever heard of eating pancakes
- 236. But how can you steal honey?
- 237. Allah give us the pancakes,
and he will provide honey.
- 238. - Honey! Honey!
- 239. Honey! Honey!
- 240. - You buy honey?
- Yes, we are thinking of buying some.
- 241. - Uh, a jar, of course.
- 242. - Uh, if it's good honey.
- The best in Basra.
- 243. Uh, easy to say. First I must try.
- 244. Ahh. I've tasted better.
What do you think?
- 245. - No. No, not good enough.
- 246. - Your bees are out of humor.
- 247. - Take better care of them.
- 248. Hey, old friend.
Whose palace is this?
- 249. Why, the palace of the sultan,
children of ignorance.
- 250. - The palace of a thousand toys.
- 251. Where have you come from,
you beggars of no importance?
- 252. Don't you know that the sultan has
the greatest collection of toys in the world?
- 253. Why toys?
- 254. The sultan is an old man,
and old men are like children.
- 255. He guards his toys more jealously...
- 256. than he guards his daughter.
- 257. But I say no more. Now out of my way,
you masters of a thousand fleas.
- 258. Allah be with you, but I doubt it.
- 259. - What's happening?
- Let me go!
- 260. - Not until you've told us.
- The princess comes!
- 261. - Then why does everybody go?
- It's death to look on her.
- 262. - Death?
- 263. No man has ever seen her, nor shall,
till her father gives her in marriage.
- 264. - Is she so ugly?
- Her beauty is like the sun and the moon.
- 265. Let me go!
- 266. - Let us go!
- 267. Up there!
- 268. Ah.
- 269. - Your eating will cause our death.
- Without eating, we die.
- 270. Abu! Here they come!
- 271. - I must see her again.
- But I've found Sinbad the sailor.
- 272. And he has given us
two places on his ship.
- 273. It is more wonderful
than I'd ever imagined.
- 274. And on the next tide, she sails.
- 275. I can't go.
I must see her again.
- 276. But, Ahmad, all my life I dreamt of going
in a great ship across the world.
- 277. I can't go.
I must see her again.
- 278. If I help you to see her,
will you then come with me?
- 279. I will.
- 280. No more. The music of a love song
is as heavy as the noonday air.
- 281. Let us wait for the nightingale
and the night.
- 282. To the pool.
- 283. Oh!
- 284. A djinni!
- 285. A djinni!
- 286. A djinni. Don't go! Don't go.
It's a djinni in the pool.
- 287. A djinni.
- 288. Are you afraid?
- 289. Yes. Terribly.
- 290. Why don't you run away?
- 291. I want to look.
- 292. I've never seen a djinni before.
- 293. Well, then what do you see?
- 294. Remember always, to a djinni,
you must tell the truth.
- 295. You don't look wicked.
Are you a good djinni?
- 296. Not too good. Very good djinni
are just as tiresome as very good men.
- 297. - Do you live down there?
- 298. - Why have you come?
- To see you.
- 299. - I was about to bathe.
- I'm waiting.
- 300. Bathe, with you there?
- 301. Give me your hand then.
Down into the water.
- 302. Oh, djinni, you've gone.
- 303. I didn't mean you to go so soon.
- 304. Shall I never see you again?
- 305. Don't be afraid.
I'm not a djinni.
- 306. Who are you?
- 307. Your slave.
- 308. Where have you come from?
- 309. From the other side of time...
to find you.
- 310. How long have you been searching?
- 311. Since time began.
- 312. Now that you've found me,
how long will you stay?
- 313. Till the end of time.
- 314. For me, there can be no more beauty
in the world but yours.
- 315. For me, there can be
no more pleasure in the world...
- 316. than to please you.
- 317. Will you be here in the garden
tomorrow at the same hour?
- 318. There's a gardener here
who watches night and day.
- 319. His name is Death.
- 320. You mustn't come.
- 321. Forbid me then.
- 322. I cannot forbid.
- 323. Tomorrow!
- 324. And all tomorrows.
- 325. - Did you see her?
- I did.
- 326. Good! Then we can go
with Sinbad tonight.
- 327. - No, Abu. I can't go.
- Why not? You have seen her again.
- 328. That's why I can't go -
because I have seen her.
- 329. All right.
- 330. Then I'll go alone.
- 331. If you go there tomorrow again...
- 332. how will you pass the guards
without me to help?
- 333. - Oh, I'll find a way.
- You'll be caught.
- 334. You'll stay with me?
Oh, Abu, why should you?
- 335. You have as great a longing
in your soul as I have.
- 336. - Why should you stay with me?
- Because I'm as great a fool as you are.
- 337. Brother of lions.
- 338. Fountain of hospitality.
- 339. You know, I have the largest collection
of these mechanical devices...
- 340. in the whole wide world.
- 341. And this is the most remarkable
of them all.
- 342. I-It tells the time.
- 343. See how it works? Huh?
- 344. Sheer magic, isn't it?
- 345. I hope this dangerous device will never
be allowed into the hands of the people.
- 346. - Dangerous?
- 347. If people once begin
to know the time...
- 348. they will no longer call you
the king of time.
- 349. They will want to know
how time is spent.
- 350. Oh, you're right.
Oh, the people must never know.
- 351. Look, look. Come.
- 352. Ah! See.
- 353. Such - Such precision.
- 354. I do so prefer these things
to my subjects.
- 355. Watch. Watch.
- 356. See. No, no.
That's the finest of them all.
- 357. See?
- 358. - I have only to wind a key or press a spring -
- 359. and they do exactly
the same thing every time...
- 360. and exactly what I want.
- 361. And so often my subjects
fail to do exactly what I want...
- 362. and then I have to have
their heads cut off.
- 363. See? Oh!
- 364. Your collection
is indeed magnificent...
- 365. and so near completion too.
- 366. Near completion? Huh.
- 367. I'd have you know my collection
is-is the most complete completion.
- 368. Please, do not misunderstand me.
- 369. I am well aware that nothing short
of a miracle could add luster...
- 370. to this already dazzling display.
- 371. But such a miracle does exist.
- 372. A mechanical toy better than -
than any of mine?
- 373. Knowing of your interest in these matters,
I have brought it with me.
- 374. Well, let's see it. Let's see it.
- 375. Oh, I can't bear to be kept waiting.
- 376. Ooh. This is exciting, this.
- 377. If Your Highness
would wind it yourself.
- 378. Uh -
- 379. Oh! What's it going to do? Hmm?
- 380. Move its legs, or arch its neck?
- 381. Or- Or wag its tail? Hmm?
- 382. It doesn't kick, does it?
- 383. To tell you the truth, I'm always
rather nervous of these things...
- 384. Till I know what they're going to do,
Till I get used to them.
- 385. Ooh. Ah.
- 386. It wants some winding.
- 387. - If Your Highness would mount.
- 388. - And now?
- Pull the reins!
- 389. Marvelous!
I am no longer a man. I am a bird!
- 390. I'm the king of birds!
- 391. Oh.
- 392. No! Oh. Mmm, I want it!
- 393. I want it. I must have it, and I'll
give you anything you wish for it.
- 394. It's yours.
I ask but one thing in return.
- 395. Anything you will.
- 396. - Your daughter.
- My daughter
- 397. Mm-hmm.
- 398. Oh, dear, dear, dear. Really.
This is -This is very awkward.
- 399. Wh -What do you want
my daughter for?
- 400. - I have to found a dynasty.
- Oh, quite, quite, quite.
- 401. I understand entirely
about founding a dynasty.
- 402. Delightful thing to do.
I've tried myself, many times.
- 403. And what have I got?
- 404. The true offspring
of the mother of miseries.
- 405. Her eyes have quarreled.
They're always trying to get at one another.
- 406. Her eyes are Babylonian eyes...
- 407. and her eyebrows like
the crescent moon of Ramadan.
- 408. - Her body's straight as the letter alif.
- How do you know?
- 409. - I've seen her.
- Oh, no, you -
- 410. - I have.
- 411. - In my crystal.
- Oh, confound your crystal.
- 412. Confound all crystals.
I always did hate the things. I -
- 413. - Are you a magician?
- I have some skill.
- 414. Oh, say no more. I -
- 415. Anyhow, I - I must have this horse.
So I suppose you must have my daughter.
- 416. Mmm.
- 417. I will never marry him.
I would rather die.
- 418. I will go to my sister, who's married
to he sultan of Samarkand.
- 419. She will protect me.
- 420. Go back to the garden. You will find someone
there whom we thought was the djinni of the pool.
- 421. Tell him of our misfortune, and tell him
that I will wait for him in Samarkand.
- 422. Yes, Princess.
- 423. Your Highness,
the princess is nowhere to be found.
- 424. She is gone. We have searched
the whole garden.
- 425. - We have found only two beggars.
- Bring them here.
- 426. Jaffar! Jaffar!
- 427. Jaffar!
- 428. At last, face to face,
man to man, sword to sword.
- 429. Give me a sword!
Allah will judge!
- 430. Great sultan, I speak the truth.
My eyes bear witness.
- 431. Ahmad!
- 432. My eyes!
- 433. I'm blind!
- 434. Ahmad!
- 435. Listen, great sultan,
I know the truth.
- 436. You must know who this man is!
- 437. And this - Listen, good people.
- 438. - Son of a dog.
- 439. By this, my magic rune...
- 440. be what your fathers were...
- 441. and bay the moon.
- 442. And this is my curse:
- 443. You shall remain a dog...
- 444. and you shall walk
in the darkness of the blind...
- 445. until I hold her in my arms.
- 446. And now, dispensers of bounty,
you know why a blind man with his dog...
- 447. searches the world for a lost love,
and with little enough hope.
- 448. Yet without that hope,
there would be nothing.
- 449. And Allah is merciful.
- 450. Allah is merciful indeed,
for the one that you seek is here.
- 451. If you mock me,
Allah will not forgive.
- 452. I do not mock. Your princess was captured by
slave traders and sold here in our slave market.
- 453. The richest merchant in the town
- 454. But no sooner was she taken to his house
than she fell into the strangest trance.
- 455. She lives, but is as dead.
No doctor can restore her.
- 456. Night and day she calls upon
the djinni of the pool.
- 457. - I was that djinni!
- And you alone can bring her back to life.
- 458. Can you take me where she is?
- 459. O djinni, shall I never see you again?
- 460. - Never?
- Lead me to her.
- 461. Why have you come?
- 462. To find you.
- 463. - How long have you been searching?
- From the beginning of time.
- 464. Now that you've found me,
how long will you stay?
- 465. Till the end of time.
- 466. The dream - my dream -
- 467. always the same dream.
- 468. This is no dream.
- 469. Ahmad!
- 470. Finish the masquerade.
- 471. Don't look at me like that.
- 472. Suffering has left its mark.
- 473. For me, your beauty
will always be as I first saw it -
- 474. never changing.
- 475. Your eyes -They're so strange.
- 476. So full of pain.
- 477. One cannot go through fire
and not be scorched.
- 478. Ahmad, you must go.
The master has returned.
- 479. I will hide you, and when the master
sleeps in the heat of the noon...
- 480. I'll bring her to you.
- 481. Quiet.
- 482. From now you're not only mine.
You belong to the princess as well.
- 483. Stay and guard her for me.
- 484. Blind. He's blind.
- 485. It is in your power
to restore his sight.
- 486. There is, in this town, a famous doctor
who would, at your request, cure him.
- 487. Take me.
- 488. Is the doctor here, on this ship?
- 489. Yes. He's waiting for you.
- 490. Open this door.
- 491. Open it!
- 492. Bring him nearer.
- 493. Nearer.
- 494. How do you find
your dog's life, hmm?
- 495. Mmm. Strange how an unpleasant child
can be a decent dog.
- 496. Throw him overboard.
- 497. Welcome.
- 498. - Jaffar!
- Yes. Jaffar.
- 499. It's always Jaffar.
- 500. Since you left your palace,
I have kept you safe.
- 501. When you rode hopeless and lost
in the desert, who guided you?
- 502. When you were sold in the slave market,
who bought you
- 503. Always Jaffar.
- 504. It was in my house you were cared for,
to sleep your sleep...
- 505. and dream to its end...
- 506. your first dream of love.
- 507. It was I who woke you.
- 508. No. It was Ahmad.
- 509. I was told there was a doctor here...
- 510. who could restore his sight.
- 511. But I am that doctor.
- 512. The same moment
that I hold you in my arms...
- 513. Ahmad will see.
- 514. Take me in your arms.
- 515. My eyes!
- 516. Hey! Ahmad!
- 517. Ahmad!
- 518. Can you see?
I'm Abu again!
- 519. Abu!
- 520. - Abu, where is she?
- She's with him -Jaffar- on the ship.
- 521. What good are my eyes to me
- 522. Is there nothing for you
- 523. Nothing.
- 524. No. No.
- 525. I have powers that could
force you to my will.
- 526. But I want more than they can give.
- 527. I want your love.
- 528. Forget Ahmad.
He's no longer blind.
- 529. And for a man with eyes,
the world is full of women.
- 530. Only I am cursed...
- 531. that I can see only you.
- 532. Little fool. Trying to end your life
before it has begun.
- 533. I tell you, Ahmad has forgotten.
- 534. Look!
- 535. It's Ahmad!
- 536. Wind!
- 537. Wind!
- 538. Wind!
- 539. Whip yourself, winds of heaven!
- 540. Whip till you wail aloud!
- 541. Ahmad!
- 542. Ahmad!
- 543. Ahmad!
- 544. Why do you refuse to obey your destiny?
- 545. You behave like a slave girl.
- 546. I am a slave girl.
- 547. You could command me.
- 548. Try. Ask what you will.
- 549. Would you take me back to Basra?
- 550. - Helmsman!
- 551. Northward to Basra.
- 552. This is a place of desolation.
- 553. It is the most beautiful garden
in the world.
- 554. If there were ever flowers in it,
they've vanished, like cancer.
- 555. And the pool - so dark with weeds...
- 556. you can't even see
your own reflection in it.
- 557. I'm not looking for my own reflection.
- 558. Father, I don't want to
go to Bagdad with Jaffar.
- 559. - But, my dear-
- Don't let him take me.
- 560. - Don't!
- Oh, there, there, there, there, there, there.
- 561. Well, if you don't want to
go to Bagdad with him, you shan't.
- 562. No. Never. Never, never, never.
Never while I live. There.
- 563. - There. Oh.
- 564. What is it?
- 565. The newest magical toy:
the silver maid.
- 566. Does she do anything more?
- 567. She can embrace you.
- 568. But any of my wives will do that.
- 569. Her embrace will thrill you...
- 570. as no other woman ever has...
- 571. or ever will.
- 572. Do you mean I might
get rid of all my wives...
- 573. and have a collection
of these things?
- 574. She tickles!
- 575. Guards!
- 576. Make ready for Bagdad.
- 577. Free! Free!
- 578. Free! Free! Free!
- 579. Free! Free! Free!
- 580. Free again!
- 581. Free, after 2,000 years!
- 582. 2,000 years ago,
King Solomon, master of all the djinns...
- 583. imprisoned me within that bottle.
- 584. For me, this is the first moment
of my new freedom.
- 585. For you -
- 586. For you,
this is the last moment of your life.
- 587. My life?
- 588. Your life!
- 589. In a moment I shall
lift my foot and crush you...
- 590. insect, beetle, worm that you are!
- 591. But, sheik of spirits,
I fished you out of the sea.
- 592. I opened your bottle. I let you out.
You can't be so ungrateful.
- 593. Ungrateful?
Slaves are not grateful.
- 594. Not for their freedom.
- 595. Listen.
- 596. Inside my bottle
for the first thousand years...
- 597. I swore that I'd enrich the one that freed me
with all the riches of the earth.
- 598. But in the second thousand years,
my imprisoned spirit turned to vengeance...
- 599. on all that lived and were free.
- 600. And I swore that I'd kill him
that freed me to satisfy that hate.
- 601. Are you ready?
- 602. Wait! Wait! Wait! Wait!
- 603. Please, before I die, may I -
- 604. May I ask one question?
- 605. Ask.
- 606. How comes it that you,
as big as a mountain...
- 607. could ever get into that bottle
I can hold in my hand?
- 608. You weren't ever in it really,
- 609. - Of course I was.
- Oh, no, you weren't.
- 610. - I was!
- You weren't!
- 611. What? You dare doubt?
- 612. If I'm going to die in a moment, I can
dare anything, and I say it's impossible.
- 613. - Impossible?
- And I don't believe you.
- 614. - Take care.
- And never shall.
- 615. - Never?
- Nothing can make me!
- 616. - Nothing?
- Nothing. Unless I see it with my own eyes.
- 617. Then, dog of an unbeliever,
before you die...
- 618. you shall see, with me,
nothing is impossible!
- 619. You shall see and believe!
- 620. Now, you great, overblown belch!
- 621. Let me out! Let me out!
- 622. Just because you were bigger than me,
you thought you could bully.
- 623. - Let me out! Let me out!
Product of inflation.
- 624. Descendant of a stink. Let you out?
- 625. I'm going to throw you back into the sea.
- 626. - This time forever.
- Oh, no. Mercy! Mercy, O Master!
- 627. - What's that?
- O great and merciful master!
- 628. - Say that again.
- O great and merciful master...
- 629. let me out,
and I'll grant you three wishes.
- 630. - Three wishes?
- Your first three wishes shall come true.
- 631. - You swear?
- I swear.
- 632. By King Solomon,
master of all the djinn?
- 633. By King Solomon,
the master of all the djinn...
- 634. the oath that no spirit can break.
- 635. - And you'll behave? No threatening and shouting?
- 636. - No what?
- No, Master.
- 637. Now, don't make so much noise again.
You frightened me before.
- 638. Master, I hear and obey.
- 639. That's better.
All bullies must learn manners in the end.
- 640. I'm hungry.
- 641. Can't think with my stomach empty.
- 642. I wish I had some of those sausages
Mother used to make.
- 643. Your sausages, Master.
- 644. That was the first wish, Master.
- 645. Two more remain.
- 646. Don't you hurry me.
I've got to be careful.
- 647. Two more.
You know what I wish?
- 648. Tell me. Where is my friend Ahmad?
- 649. Master, to know that,
you must look into the All-Seeing Eye.
- 650. - Then give me the eye.
- Master, I can take you where it is...
- 651. but not even I can steal it for you.
- 652. Steal? Huh!
I'll see to that.
- 653. - Little braggart. What have you ever stolen?
- What haven't I?
- 654. A key from its lock, ring from its finger,
money from its purse, the strength of a djinni -
- 655. And the tongue of a liar!
But he who would steal the All-Seeing Eye...
- 656. from the very brow of the goddess must be
neither a thief nor a braggart, but a hero.
- 657. I always wanted to be a hero.
- 658. Then catch on to my hair.
- 659. All right.
But mind you, this is not my second wish yet.
- 660. Now I'm rather helping you.
- 661. Yes, Master.
- 662. Djinni! Djinni!
- 663. I'm frightened!
- 664. I hear!
- 665. All right, Master?
- 666. I think so.
Where are we now?
- 667. Above the roof of the world.
- 668. Has the world got a roof?
- 669. Of course, supported by seven pillars.
- 670. And the seven pillars are set on the shoulders
of a djinni whose strength is beyond thought.
- 671. And the djinni stands on an eagle...
- 672. and the eagle on a bull,
and the bull on a fish.
- 673. And the fish swims
in the Sea of Eternity.
- 674. Where are we going?
- 675. On the highest peak
of the highest mountain of the world...
- 676. where earth meets the sky,
and there is the Temple of the Dawn.
- 677. And in the great hall of the temple
is the goddess of light.
- 678. And in the head of the goddess
is the All-Seeing Eye.
- 679. And now, my little braggart...
- 680. you can be a thief
and a hero all in one.
- 681. A hero.
- 682. Djinni! Djinni!
Get me out of here, quick! Quick!
- 683. Djinni! Djinni! Help! Help!
- 684. Djinni!
- 685. Is this the All-Seeing Eye?
- 686. Not for 2,000 years
will she grow another.
- 687. For a hundred generations of men,
she will not know their doings.
- 688. - Now shall I know what happened to Ahmad?
- 689. Look hard.
- 690. It's true. It's Ahmad.
- 691. Help!
- 692. Help!
- 693. Help!
- 694. - Help!
- 695. Now my second wish.
Take me to him.
- 696. To hear is to obey,
little master of the world.
- 697. Hold tight, little brother.
We have to return half across the world.
- 698. Don't be afraid, Ahmad!
- 699. - It's me, Abu!
- 700. Put me down!
Put me down!
- 701. Gently, you clumsy good-for-nothing!
- 702. - Abu!
- 703. Allah be merciful.
It's a real djinni.
- 704. Yes. He's mine,
and I am his master.
- 705. I am your master, aren't I?
- 706. To hear is to obey, O Master!
- 707. See? He brought me here,
and he'll carry us away.
- 708. What's he laughing like that for?
I don't like the sound of it.
- 709. Oh, he's all right.
He's a bit big to talk to.
- 710. That's the worse part about him.
You have to shout so much.
- 711. Hey, you up there!
- 712. - What are you laughing for?
- For my freedom. It is at hand.
- 713. You get us out of this place.
- 714. - Your third wish?
- No, no, no, no.
- 715. Not yet.
- 716. He is big, but he is sharp.
- 717. I've got to be careful.
Only one wish left.
- 718. I have only one wish.
- 719. Oh, I know all about that.
- 720. Your princess.
- 721. If only I could see her again.
- 722. Is that all?
I don't need to waste a wish for that.
- 723. - Look.
- What's that?
- 724. Look into it - hard, hard.
- 725. Keep staring into it.
You'll see her.
- 726. It's true!
- 727. A blue rose?
- 728. I've heard about that.
- 729. That -
That's the Blue Rose of Forgetfulness.
- 730. If she inhales its fragrance,
she'll forget... everything.
- 731. Blue roses?
- 732. Exquisite.
- 733. Who are you?
- 734. I don't know.
- 735. I've forgotten.
- 736. Why have you suffered?
- 737. Have I suffered?
- 738. I don't remember.
- 739. It seems I was in love.
- 740. Whom did you love?
- 741. I cannot tell.
- 742. I don't know any longer.
- 743. I can't look anymore!
- 744. There are worse things than blindness.
- 745. Knowledge can be more terrible
than ignorance, if one can do nothing.
- 746. Nothing.
Why did you give me this?
- 747. Take it back and break it
into a thousand pieces.
- 748. I only stole it to help you.
- 749. You stole it
because you enjoy stealing.
- 750. Without my stealing, you'd be dead.
- 751. I wish I were dead.
I wish I'd never seen you.
- 752. I wish -
I wish I were in Bagdad.
- 753. I wish you were!
- 754. Ahmad! Ahmad!
- 755. Ahmad! Ahmad!
- 756. Ahmad!
- 757. Ahmad!
- 758. Where are you?
- 759. Where you wished him -
on his way to Bagdad.
- 760. Then take me out of this place.
Don't you hear? I want to get out.
- 761. You stay where you are.
- 762. You're a clever little man,
little master of the universe...
- 763. but mortals are weak and frail.
- 764. If their stomach speaks,
they forget their brain.
- 765. If their brain speaks,
they forget their hearts.
- 766. And if their hearts speak-
- 767. If their hearts speak,
they forget everything!
- 768. Am I not your master?
- 769. No longer.
You've had your three wishes, and I am free!
- 770. Free!
- 771. Djinni! Djinni!
- 772. Don't leave me here!
Don't let me die! Djinni!
- 773. And farewell,
little master of the universe.
- 774. Farewell! Free!
- 775. Free! Free!
- 776. Everything of the past is forgotten.
- 777. You have been in love with me.
- 778. You are in love with me.
- 779. You will always love me.
- 780. Everything of the past is forgotten.
- 781. I have been in love with you.
- 782. I am in love with you.
- 783. I shall always love you.
- 784. Hey!
- 785. Where'd he go?
Where'd he go?
- 786. Jaffar!
- 787. Ahmad.
- 788. Let's go!
- 789. Put them in prison.
- 790. Chain them to opposite walls.
- 791. In the morning,
they die the death of a thousand cuts.
- 792. I have failed, my love.
- 793. I have no regrets.
- 794. We are together.
- 795. And shall be for the rest of our lives.
- 796. We shall never again
know the torture of being apart.
- 797. And if death is not the end,
we shall go on together.
- 798. Abu and I parted quarreling.
- 799. I wish I could tell him I'm sorry.
- 800. Abu, my friend...
- 801. good-bye and forgive me.
- 802. No. I won't say good-bye.
- 803. I'll help.
- 804. But how? How?
- 805. If I can't help, I won't see!
- 806. Welcome, our prince.
- 807. Welcome, little prince.
- 808. Father of a beard,
there's some mistake.
- 809. I'm not a prince.
- 810. I'm only a thief.
- 811. For you we have been waiting
twice 2,000 years.
- 812. Oh, no. Not waiting for me...
- 813. because I didn't know I was coming,
and I don't know how I've come.
- 814. Who are you, father of miracles?
- 815. And where am I?
- 816. This is the Land of Legend...
- 817. where everything is possible
when seen through the eyes of youth.
- 818. We are the remnant of the Golden Age.
- 819. Golden because gold was nothing.
- 820. No more than the sand
beneath your feet...
- 821. or the stone that we became.
- 822. How did you become stone?
- 823. We were petrified with horror...
- 824. by the evil done among men...
- 825. when they ceased to be children...
- 826. and to believe in the beauty
of the impossible.
- 827. But whenever the heart of a child
returns to us...
- 828. and comes into us...
- 829. we live again.
- 830. And so, as that child...
- 831. you are to be my successor.
- 832. Now, come with me...
- 833. and I will present you
with two insignia...
- 834. of true kingship.
- 835. Here they are.
- 836. Aim this only at injustice,
and you cannot fail.
- 837. Oh, no, father of kindness.
I don't want it.
- 838. I don't want to be a king.
- 839. - I only want to save my friend.
- Well, this will help you.
- 840. Take it. And now...
- 841. I do homage...
- 842. for you are king...
- 843. and all in our kingdom is yours...
- 844. except that carpet,
which I keep for myself.
- 845. For on that carpet...
- 846. which flies when it is bidden -
"Fly, carpet" -
- 847. I shall go to paradise
at the hour appointed.
- 848. It is told,
though Allah is wiser or more merciful...
- 849. there was in the past of the ages
a king among kings...
- 850. a master of arms and of armies,
of vessels and auxiliaries.
- 851. And this master of time and people
was an oppressor to both...
- 852. until the earth was as pitch
on the faces of his subjects and his slaves...
- 853. and they groaned together in secret...
- 854. and were slayed in the marketplace.
- 855. But a wise man
among the sages of Bagdad...
- 856. comforted them
with a prophecy, saying...
- 857. "In the fullness of time,
a liberator shall come upon you...
- 858. and this shall be the sign of him."
- 859. O Allah,
I know you don't much like stealing.
- 860. I'll never steal again.
You can trust me.
- 861. Just this once more. Just this little carpet
so as to get to Bagdad in time.
- 862. When the old king's hour comes...
- 863. he won't want a carpet
to fly to paradise.
- 864. Then you, O Allah,
will take him by the hand...
- 865. gentle and kind as he is...
- 866. and lead him into eternal bliss.
- 867. Aren't I right?
But I must go to Bagdad to save my friend.
- 868. It's a question of minutes.
You must see that.
- 869. O Allah, lord of justice,
let me steal.
- 870. Fly, carpet.
- 871. Wait.
- 872. Fly, carpet!
- 873. Why do you close your eyes?
- 874. There's little time left to see him.
- 875. The people cried,
"We shall look for him in the clouds indeed...
- 876. "for if the great are powerless
to save us from this tyrant...
- 877. how can one of no account avail?"
- 878. And the reader
of the Milky Way replied...
- 879. "Have faith, trust in Allah...
- 880. "for there, one day in the blue,
you shall see a boy...
- 881. "the lowest of the low,
mounted on a cloud...
- 882. "and that cloud shall be as strong
as the hills beneath the snow...
- 883. "and from the ranges of the sky...
- 884. he shall destroy this tyrant
with the arrow of justice."
- 885. The horse!
- 886. Up, quickly!
- 887. Ahmad!
- 888. Jaffar!
- 889. My people,
I owe everything to Abu...
- 890. and when he grows into a man,
he shall be my grand vizier.
- 891. He shall be sent
to the best school in Bagdad...
- 892. and all the wise men of the East shall
teach him all the wisdom of the world.
- 893. He shall be the wisest of men,
and in those future days...
- 894. when he will be full of knowledge,
science and dignity...
- 895. he will be the shining example
for the youths of Bagdad...
- 896. and they may remember
how the little thief became the dignifi -
- 897. Hey! Abu! Where are you going?
- 898. You've got what you wanted.
- 899. Now, I'm going to find what I want.
- 900. - What's that?
- Some fun.
- 901. - An adventure at last!