Adventure based on the writings of 19th-century explorer Richard Burton.
In a quest for knowledge, Burton sets out from Alexandria on an expedition to Mecca, disguised as an Afghani pilgrim. He and his two young guides encounter many dangers, all the while keeping his true identity secret.
- Lieutenant Richard Burton....Joseph Fiennes
- Mohammed....Akbar Kurtha
- Nur....Rasmus Hardiker
- Wali....Paul Rider
- Larking....Roger Hammond
- Kaaba official....Inam Mirza
- Surgeon....Jonathan Tafler
- Mohammed's mother....Natasha Pyne