Stunning New Official Poster for Jean-Jacques Annaud's 'Black Gold'

November 25, 2011
Source: IMPAwards

Jean-Jacques Annaud's Black Gold

Tarak Ben Ammar Presents… Wait, who? Our friends at IMPAwards recently found and posted an official poster for Jean-Jacques Annaud's Black Gold, and it definitely has a Lawrence of Arabia meets There Will Be Blood feeling to it, that's for sure. It's a stunning poster and makes me even more excited for this, which we featured an official international trailer for just a few months ago. The film stars Tahar Rahim, Mark Strong, Antonio Banderas and Freida Pinto, all four of whom can be seen below (as floating heads) in the rising black smoke from a burning oil well. Even more impressive this wasn't made by Hollywood at all.

Click the image below to see the full-size, high res version of this stunning Black Gold poster. Thoughts?

Black Gold Official Poster

Black Gold, originally Black Thirst (also Or Noir in French seen above), is directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud (of Quest for Fire, Seven Years in Tibet, Enemy at the Gates, Two Brothers) and shot on-location out in the Sahara. The script was written by Annaud & Menno Meyjes (Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade, The Siege, The Passion Within) adapted from Hans Ruesch's Arab. If you want to see more than the trailer, Playlist has a behind-the-scenes video looking at the scope of the shoot. As far as we know, it doesn't have a US distributor yet, only in France and most of Europe so far. We'll let you know when we have info on a US release, as we're not sure when to expect this - likely (hopefully) next year. We'll certainly keep you updated!

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Banderas looks weird :-S

Davide Coppola on Nov 25, 2011


Don't like it at all. Too much paste and blur edges, too much floating heads. Seems like they could have done so much more with the smoke, like create the faces with smoke and skip the pasted scenery/battle.

Hans on Nov 25, 2011



Agent Kid Society on Nov 26, 2011


Stunning? Really?

001211 on Nov 25, 2011


how is this stunning? Floating heads poster are Stunning again?

Roderick on Nov 25, 2011


I just think it's an impressive design, especially because it has a classic Lawrence of Arabia-like feel that is creatively designed within the smoke. I just think it's a stunning poster, especially compared to so much crap we see all the time, and because I'm excited for this. Compare it to this other one for Black Gold, which do you like more?

Alex Billington on Nov 26, 2011


The other one...

Hans on Nov 26, 2011


To each his own. I like this one a lot more.

Alex Billington on Nov 26, 2011


Love it too, Alex!

Ezio on Nov 27, 2011


Great to see Tahar Rahim getting more work after Un Prophete. But for real though, that is way too much eye shadow. He's meant to be Arabic, not Mark Bolan's stylist.

Lebowski on Nov 27, 2011


French movie, isn't that good compared to his older epic movies ...

Bigbob on Nov 28, 2011

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