This marks the first time that Nicole Kidman worked with James Franco and Robert Pattinson. She and Franco were set to star in the play "Sweet Bird of Youth" on Broadway in 2011, and she was attached to star in Bel Ami (2012) opposite Pattinson, but both collaborations never went through. See more »
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 »
Sir Mark Sykes:
[stadning at a map]
Assuming become Ottoman Empire finally becomes defunct, Russia would get the Dardanelles, the portion closest to them, and the Italians the islands off the mainland.
And the French had no problem with that?
The French have a problem with anything. That's their nature.
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The credits are shown over footage of sand blowing across the desert. See more »
A new cut with a running time of 110 minutes was presented at the AFI Fest in Los Angeles on Nov.8 2015. The original version, which premiered in Feb. 2015 at the Berlinale and was released in some countries, has a running time of 128 minutes. See more »
This film tells the story of a British woman who travels around Arabia to understand the life in the vast desert. She is undeterred by dangers of war, gangs and thieves.
The last Warner Herzog film I watched was over ten years ago, and I did not enjoy the experience. "Queen of the Desert", fortunately, is way better than I expected it to be. The scenery of the desert is mesmerising, while the people it portrays are very interesting and very different from the Western civilisation. Cinematography is beautiful, and the film is hence a pleasant experience to watch. I also like the romance between Gertrude and the two gentlemen. It is rather unfortunate that her life is not rewarded with happiness on the romantic aspect. I enjoyed watching this film.
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