Full US Trailer for Herzog's 'Queen of the Desert' with Nicole Kidman
by Alex Billington
July 2, 2015
"It is something that you in your world would never understand…" Atlas Distribution has debuted a new US trailer for Werner Herzog's Queen of the Desert, starring Nicole Kidman as the legendary Gertrude Bell, who was an important figure in Middle East relations in the early 1900s. This isn't the first trailer we've featured, however the other trailer was an international version, this new one has a much more epic, Lawrence of Arabia-esque feel. Which is what they're really selling it like, with Robert Pattinson playing T.E. Lawrence and everything, but it's really a story about Bell's life. The cast includes James Franco, Damian Lewis and Jenny Agutter. This trailer does really give everything its got to try and sell tickets.
Here's the first official US trailer for Werner Herzog's Queen of the Desert, found on YouTube:
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. A chronicle of her life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century. The cast includes James Franco as Henry Cadogan, Robert Pattinson as T.E. Lawrence and Damian Lewis as Charles Doughty-Wylie. Queen of the Desert is written & directed by acclaimed German filmmaker Werner Herzog (Rescue Dawn). The film first premiered at the Berlin Film Festival. Atlas Co. will release Queen of the Desert in late September.
Always down for Herzog as he is one of the most versatile directors out there.
DAVIDPD on Jul 2, 2015
TV movie acting and style. Winston Churchill what a prick.
Carpola on Jul 2, 2015
I got the same acting vibe. Felt...soap-operatic. Could just be a poorly cut trailer. We'll see.
Quanah on Jul 2, 2015
It could have been the music Quanah, the first cut was a bit more cinematic.
Carpola on Jul 3, 2015
I feel some longstanding, forgotten, odor of neocolonial satisfaction. Of course, there's Werner Herzog in this, but still, I don't see the purpose in making this ...
shiboleth on Jul 3, 2015
That's an honest answer ...
shiboleth on Jul 3, 2015
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