Watch: Werner Herzog's 'Queen of the Desert' International Trailer

June 14, 2015
Source: TheFilmStage

Queen of the Desert

"Every step in the desert, life and fire claim me… And I'm consumed." An international trailer has recently debuted for Werner Herzog's Queen of the Desert, the German filmmaker's latest fictional feature film, about Gertrude Bell. Not to be confused with The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, this "Queen of the Desert" was a very well-educated, vivacious, ambitious woman who became an important political player in the Middle East in the 1920s, helping establish the Hashemite dynasties in what is today Jordan as well as in Iraq. Nicole Kidman stars as Gertrude Bell, and James Franco and Robert Pattinson play two of her suitors. It's not the best film (it first premiered at Berlinale) but Bell is a very interesting person.

Here's the first international trailer for Werner Herzog's Queen of the Desert, found via The Film Stage:

Queen of the Desert

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.

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Rich white people always make things better.

Carpola on Jun 14, 2015


Was thinking the same thing. So sick of that bs story.

ff on Jun 15, 2015


so what is this about?

Josh Simpson on Jun 14, 2015



maingee on Jun 15, 2015


White Savior! At least she is pretty.

DAVIDPD on Jun 15, 2015


I have a few thoughts on this film, based on the international trailer and the poster. For starters, this film just looks interesting. Some of the shots, mesmerized me. The cast could also produce some very raw and emotional elements as I'm interested in seeing how the chemistry shall flow. The poster, however, looks strange. I feel as if it looks mystical or a biblical tale of some sort and I'm not sure if that's what they (filmmakers) intended. The trailer was bold but I still had trouble figuring out the plot. For me, I like to understand where the story is going when viewing a trailer, without too much being shown. I barely understood it without reading the bio above. I am still excited for this and cannot wait to see it.

Jesse on Jun 15, 2015


looks like herzog's trying to get an oscar

dr pepper on Jun 15, 2015


Fuck you doing, Herzog?

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Carrie8956 on Jun 18, 2015


Dammit, Herzog! Now I gotta watch this? Bet it's three hours long too.

Jonathan on Jun 22, 2015

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