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In this exclusive clip from Jean-Jacques Annaud's "Day of the Falcon," unsuspecting Bedouin villagers scatter for safety as a warplane fires at their desert encampment. Set in the 1930's just as oil is discovered in the Middle East, the sprawling Arabian epic tells the story of two rival kingdoms plagued by war, and the two young lovers who try to bring peace to the ravaged region. Equal parts  "Romeo and Juliet," "Lawrence of Arabia" and "There Will Be Blood," the film boasts a strong cast that includes Antonio Banderas, Mark Strong, Freida Pinto, and Tahar Rahim. "Day of the Falcon" premiers on VOD today, February 1, 2013 and opens in select theaters March 1, 2013. Watch the scene below: And below, watch the film's trailer: »

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