Königin der Wüste

Königin der Wüste

USA 2014/2015, Spielfilm

Inhalt

The film tells the story of Gertrude Bell (1868-1926) who, as historian, novelist and member of the British secret service, played a decisive role around 1920 in setting the course for the new political order in the Middle East. As an educated young woman, for whom no suitable husband can be found in England, she journeys to Tehran. After a tragic love affair with diplomat and inveterate gambler Henry Cadogan, she decides to give up on her private life and discover the region as an explorer. Before the backdrop of the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire she learns languages, translates literature, meets with Muslim dignitaries in Cairo, Basra and Baghdad and earns their trust through her pluck and respect. Predestined to be a mediator between the Orient and the British Empire, she contributes to defining the new borders in the region after the First World War. And then love enters her life once again.

Werner Herzog uses the vast desert landscapes to depict the architecture of his characters' souls. A panoramic epic about the woman who has gone down in history as 'the female Lawrence of Arabia'.

Source: 65. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Werner Herzog
Screenplay:Werner Herzog
Director of photography:Peter Zeitlinger
Editing:Joe Bini
Music:Klaus Badelt
  
Cast: 
Nicole KidmanGertrude Bell
James FrancoHenry Cadogan
Robert PattinsonT. E. Lawrence
Damian LewisCharles Doughty-Wylie
Jay AbdoFattuh
Holly EarlFlorence Lascelles
David CalderSir Hugh Bell
Jenny AgutterFlorence Bell
Mark Lewis JonesSir Frank Lascelles
Beth GoddardTante Lascelles
Christopher FulfordWinston Churchill
Sophie LinfieldJudith Doughty-Wylie
Younes BenzakourAbdullah
Nadia NiaziFatima
Assaad BouabScheich
  
Production company:Benaroya Pictures (Beverly Hills), H Films (US), Raslan Company of America (Los Angeles)
Producer:Michael Benaroya, Cassian Elwes, Nick N. Raslan

All Credits

Director:Werner Herzog
Screenplay:Werner Herzog
Director of photography:Peter Zeitlinger
Camera operator:Erik Söllner
Lighting design:Thomas Hollaus
Production design:Ulrich Bergfelder
Make-up artist:Marta Roggero
Costume design:Michele Clapton
Editing:Joe Bini
Sound:Paul Paragon
Casting:Shannon Makhanian
Music:Klaus Badelt
  
Cast: 
Nicole KidmanGertrude Bell
James FrancoHenry Cadogan
Robert PattinsonT. E. Lawrence
Damian LewisCharles Doughty-Wylie
Jay AbdoFattuh
Holly EarlFlorence Lascelles
David CalderSir Hugh Bell
Jenny AgutterFlorence Bell
Mark Lewis JonesSir Frank Lascelles
Beth GoddardTante Lascelles
Christopher FulfordWinston Churchill
Sophie LinfieldJudith Doughty-Wylie
Younes BenzakourAbdullah
Nadia NiaziFatima
Assaad BouabScheich
  
Production company:Benaroya Pictures (Beverly Hills), H Films (US), Raslan Company of America (Los Angeles)
Producer:Michael Benaroya, Cassian Elwes, Nick N. Raslan
Executive producer:John Aglialoro, Jonathan Debin, Cathy Gesualdo, Harmon Kaslow, James Lejsek, Shelley Madison, Ben Sachs, D. Todd Shepherd
Unit production manager:Hicham Hajji, Hamid Herraf
Shoot:12.01.2014-16.06.2014: Marokko
Original distributor:Prokino Filmverleih GmbH (München)
Length:129 min
Format:DCP, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 25.08.2015, 153864, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 06.02.2015, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 03.09.2015

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Königin der Wüste
Weiterer Titel Queen of the Desert

Versions

Original

Length:129 min
Format:DCP, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 25.08.2015, 153864, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 06.02.2015, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 03.09.2015