The rise and fall of Nineteen Fifties Syrian President Adib Al Shishakli, a grasp of army coups and defeating rivals.
Syria in the late Forties and early Nineteen Fifties was a time of successive army coups.
Usually, the coup organiser-in-chief was Adib Al Shishakli, a army chief who was president from 1953 to 1954.
Al Shishakli managed the revolving door of Syrian management, inserting allies in senior positions, rewarding pals and making enemies.
In 1953, he gained a referendum that made him Syria’s president. However only a 12 months later, he was unseated by rivals and went into exile in Brazil.
There, in 1964, he was assassinated by a lone Syrian gunman, angered on the former president’s actions ten years earlier.
This movie follows the life and dying of Adib Al Shishakli.