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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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Sir Mark Sykes
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Florence Lascelles
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Frank Lascelles
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Aunt Lascelles
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Thompson (R. Campbell Thompson)
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Earl of Chester (as Early of Chester)
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Arnold Runcie
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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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Robert Pattinson's character was previously Colonel T.E. Lawrence portrayed by Peter O'Toole in Lawrence of Arabia (1962) released around 53 years earlier. See more »

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Henry Cadogan did not die in Tehran. He died in Hertfordshire in 1908 from cancer. 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 Gallipoli (1981) See more »

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Violin Concerto No 3 a la Rossi
Written by Ken Stange
Performed by Sourcerer
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Capturing the complexity of a desert past
22 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

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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