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The Challenge (2016)

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Focused on the world of wealthy Qatari sheikhs with a passion for amateur falconry, 'The Challenge' combines cinematic beauty with rare access and trailblazing form. Here, the opulence of ... See full summary »

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Focused on the world of wealthy Qatari sheikhs with a passion for amateur falconry, 'The Challenge' combines cinematic beauty with rare access and trailblazing form. Here, the opulence of Qatar is on full display, as the men race SUVs up and down sand dunes, fly their prized falcons around on private jets, and take their pet cheetahs out for desert spins in their souped-up Ferraris. Written by Kino Lorber

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Rich Boys with Expensive Toys
19 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

Consider, if you will, a desert gathering of spoiled, rich Frat boys, playing with their extremely expensive cars, dune buggies, Harley choppers, and exotic pets, including hunting Falcons. Oh, and every 20 seconds someone says "God wills it!" I suppose there must be a backstory on the history and culture of Saudi Falconry here, but the filmmaker doesn't bother to explain it. Nice visuals, if you like sand.


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