In the beginning of the Twentieth Century, in Arabia, Emir Nesib of Hobeika defeats Sultan Amar of Salma after years of war between their tribes and they make a peace treaty creating "The Yellow Belt", a large no man's land that would separate their lands and would not belong to neither of them. Further, Nesib demands the sons of Amar, Saleh and Auda, to be raised together with his children Tarik and Leyla by him in Hobeika as a guarantee of their agreement. Fifteen years later, representatives of the Texas Oil find oil in the Yellow Belt and the modern and liberal Emir Nesib sees the opportunity to improve and modernize the life of his tribe, building hospitals and schools, and the American Company begins the exploitation of the oil field, violating the peace pact. Nasib sends a representative to make an agreement with the fundamentalist Sultan Amar, but he does not accept the offer. Saleh decides to travel to Salma to talk to his father and kills his two companions, but he is ...Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The film was shot in Tunisia and Qatar. The battle scenes were shot in the deserts of Qatar and took over four weeks to shoot. See more »
Here are my terms: All I want is your friendship.
And my sons.
Insurance for both of us. As long as they are uder my roof...
I cannot make war with you.
But the sword cuts both ways. We can't make war with you, either. Your sons will be our bond for peace.
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What's awful about this movie is the writing and some of the acting. With the well known leads this movie had i would have thought the script would have been better. But it was lack luster and at times B-movieish. Maybe for an independent, low budget, no name film, I could understand the rush of dialogue and the gloss over of these characters. I would have preferred an in-depth understanding of them. More "game of thrones" style set in the Arabian desert. From the trailers I saw, I assumed it would be better. But this is definitely NOT that!
Then half-way through the film the action sequences start. While the tactics are fun to watch, it's all rushed and hurried, with little thought to if scenes make plausible sense or not. By 3/4's of the way thru the film its back to being a B-movie. Something to laugh at more then take seriously.
You want this film to be good, but it just isn't.
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