Werner Herzog decided to film during a real sandstorm, which is usually avoided and therefore rarely seen in feature films because of the technical problems for the cameras resulting from the sand. Another unique opportunity arose, when the very rare phenomenon of snow in the desert occurred. Both natural phenomena can be seen in the final film. See more »
When Gertrude return from riding with the 3rd secretary she is surprised by her cousin in a roman that would be lit at night by downlights. Really? Just when were they invented!. See more »
This is a story for women. If you live or have experienced the desert, you can connect with this story. Written as a romantic adventure, full of life and sadness, this movie tells a story that is subtle, not raw, nor, overly dramatized. It is a modern account with elements that are reminiscent of an older style of cinema. Tactile a full of beauty, Kidman's representation of Bell is simple and her prose lingers in your mind once the film has ended. 'Queen of the Desert' is, simply put, a very enjoyable adventure and, a representation of a strong, intelligent and formidable woman.
This film is a poignant picture of a past that is little remembered beyond the borders of the desert region. Perhaps, it paints an image of the past that few choose to recognize or remember but, it is, albeit, an interesting an poignant one.
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