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Passion in the Desert (1997)

PG-13 | | Adventure, Drama | 12 June 1998 (USA)
Young French officer Augustin Robert escorts artist Jean-Michel Venture de Paradis to Egypt during Napoleon's Egyptian campaign. Napoleon sent de Paradis to record Egypt's great monuments ... See full summary »

Director:

Lavinia Currier

Writers:

Honoré de Balzac (story) (as Honoré De Balzac), Lavinia Currier (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ben Daniels ... Augustin Robert
Michel Piccoli ... Jean-Michel Venture de Paradis
Paul Meston Paul Meston ... Grognard
Kenneth Collard ... Officer
Nadia Odeh ... Bedouin Bride
Auda Mohammed Badoul Auda Mohammed Badoul ... Shepherd Boy
Mohammed Ali Mohammed Ali ... Medicine Man
Habis Hussein Habis Hussein ... Bedouin
Tasheen Kwalda Tasheen Kwalda ... Bedouin
Ismael Al-Hamd Ismael Al-Hamd ... Bedouin
James Peck James Peck ... Soldier
Nicolas Sagalle Nicolas Sagalle ... Soldier
Abdul Latif Salazar Abdul Latif Salazar ... Soldier
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Storyline

Young French officer Augustin Robert escorts artist Jean-Michel Venture de Paradis to Egypt during Napoleon's Egyptian campaign. Napoleon sent de Paradis to record Egypt's great monuments and temples that are destroyed by French soldiers in acts of barbarism. During combat, Augustin and Jean-Michel are separated from their regiment, and they start wandering through the desert fighting for their life. In one of the canyons Augustin meets a leopard he names Simoom and a strange bond between them appears. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

What nature divides, the spirit unites.

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence including some depictions of barbarism, and for nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Simoom See more »

Filming Locations:

Moab, Utah, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$250,897

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$250,897
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Roland-Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Lavinia Currier invested $5 million of her own money in the making of this film besides writing and producing. See more »

Goofs

The French soldiers fire a cannon at the sphinx. An explosion is shown with a shower of stone and dust from the face of the sphinx. 2 minutes later, Venture is shown drawing with the sphinx behind him visible and intact. See more »

Quotes

Augustin Robert: You can't get lost in Egypt; there's The Nile, and there's the sea.
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Soundtracks

Helalisa
Music by Hamza El Din
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Bad ending
13 January 2002 | by Sam-285See all my reviews

This movie could have been immensely more successful if it was not for the ending, which made it lousy. I think the producers are stupid for creating a movie with such good scenery and such and waste it all with the ending.


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