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Queen of the Desert (2015)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, History | 2017 (USA)
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A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.

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Hugh Bell
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Florence Lascelles
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Aunt Lascelles
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Earl of Chester (as Early of Chester)
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A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.

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One woman can change the course of history. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for brief nudity and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Kraljica pustinje  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Nicole Kidman held a "wrap-party" on the last day of filming in Morroco. The entire cast and crew was invited. See more »

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Gertrude Bell and Winston Churchill 's wife Clementine were cousins on her father's side i.e. via his sister. In spite of the first scene where Churchill asks "Who is this Gertrude Bell?", in real-life he was very much aware of who she was. See more »

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The credits are shown over a scenes of sand blowing across the desert. See more »

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References Lawrence of Arabia (1962) See more »

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Min Dira-L Dira
Written by Jay Abdo
Performed by Jay Abdo and Paul Paragon
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Understated and brilliant
19 February 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Queen of the Desert might be Herzog's most brilliant film to date. But it is not a work of genius--not because it isn't great but because Herzog failed to dumb it down for average movie-going audiences. Hence for many it will come across as a stock, even boring, romantic adventure drama. If you see it that way, well, I can't help you. It is timely, beautiful, and relevant. Most reviewers missed the mark on this one, although in a commercial sense it probably won't be successful because it will fly over the heads of typical audiences, especially in the U.S.

Warning for the masses: no spaceships or aliens, and precious few gunbattles. (Btw, I'm in Wisconsin, and I hate history lessons.)


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