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Queen of the Desert
Queen of the Desert
5.8
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450 Ratings

QUEEN OF THE DESERT

Directed by Werner Herzog
United States, Morocco, 2015
Drama, History, Biography, Adventure

Synopsis

Gertrude Bell chafes against the stifling rigidity of life in turn-of-the-century England, leaving it behind for to travel to Tehran. So begins her lifelong adventure across the Arab world, a journey marked by danger, a passionate affair with a British officer, and an encounter with T.E. Lawrence.

Synopsis

Gertrude Bell chafes against the stifling rigidity of life in turn-of-the-century England, leaving it behind for to travel to Tehran. So begins her lifelong adventure across the Arab world, a journey marked by danger, a passionate affair with a British officer, and an encounter with T.E. Lawrence.

Our take

Globetrotting auteur Werner Herzog returns to large-scale filmmaking with this grand, big-budget production: a biographical film of epic sweep, based on the life of explorer and cartographer Gertrude Bell. Featuring Nicole Kidman in the titular role, and Robert Pattinson as Lawrence of Arabia!