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Queen of the Desert (2015)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, History | March 2016 (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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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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All five screenings at the Berlin International Film Festival 2015 were sold out within a few hours. See more »

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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 »

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Refreshing breath of beauty and life
6 February 2016 | by (Edmnonton, Canada) – See all my reviews

This a movie that elevates the spirit and expands your horizons. It invites to beautiful scenery of the desert and its people. Captivating music enhances your experience. You will be glad you spent two hours watching this movie, preferably with you significant other or a friend, as you will want to talk to somebody about it. You will also want to read a book about Gertrude Bell and about the Middle East after watching ... ideally visit there as well although most places (Syria, Iraq, Iran) are too dangerous to travel to.

Needless to say if you are into zombies, senseless violence and action, you will be disappointed.

By the way, as some have said this is probably the most accessible and viewer friendly film by W. Herzog ... I hope there are more to come.

Lastly N. Kidman is a great actress and a treat to watch ... but it is true that she was neither the right age nor the right person for this role (too fragile). Still both my wife and me enjoyed her screen presence.


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