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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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From Academy Award nominated director Werner Herzog. 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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Nick N. Raslan: One of the film's producers as a shop owner. See more »

Goofs

The film starts in 1914, then moves to "12 years earlier" so 1902. In one scene a toast is raised to Queen Victoria, suggesting that she should visit. Queen Victoria died in 1901. 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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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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