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Queen of the Desert (2015)

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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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Fattuh
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Hugh Bell
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Sir Mark Sykes
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Florence 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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Based on the true story of one woman who defied an empire. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for brief nudity and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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14 April 2017 (USA)  »

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Kraljica pustinje  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Robert Pattinson plays T.E. Lawrence in this film, a role that was earlier played by Ralph Fiennes in Great Performances: A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia (1992). Pattinson and Fiennes both appeared in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005). See more »

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One character says "I thought the Victoria Cross was only for fallen heroes?", to which another replies "That's right". That's in fact wrong - it is a British medal for extreme heroism in wartime, but not just those who died fighting. See more »

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Charles Doughty-Wylie: It's the most unbearable thing of liability
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The credits are shown over a scenes of sand blowing across the desert. See more »

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References Lawrence of Arabia (1962) See more »

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Violin Concerto No 3 a la Rossi
Written by Ken Stange
Performed by Sourcerer
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Beautiful film, not too detailed on facts.
20 February 2016 | by (Bangkok, Thailand) – See all my reviews

A film worth seeing, explains the birth of present middle east. A visionary feast and both Nicole Kidman and James Franco's acting is superb.Most critics didn't give it a thumbs up but for me it was a beautiful film, maybe because the lead was a woman who changed the course of history! For anyone who doesn't know anything about the middle east should see it just for history and Gertrude Bells significance in history....

The photography is exhilarating and get to see the desert and the oasis in their beauty. The movie might lack historical details but it focuses on Gertrude Bells life, so that is understandable. But at least for people who never knew what or how the middles east came about and what she did it is an eye opener. A must see file for me!


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