Queen of the Desert One woman can change the course of history.


Status: Completed As of July 2, 2015

Completed: Awaiting release by distributor; release date not yet announced.

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2016 | PG-13 | Adventure Biography | 2hrs, 8m

The exciting chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life. Bell was a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century. more

In Movie Theaters U.S.

March, 2016

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Robert Pattinson
T.E. Lawrence
Nicole Kidman
Gertrude Bell
Damian Lewis
Lt. Col. Charles Doughty-Wylie
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Werner Herzog


Werner Herzog


Atlas Distribution & 4 more

Rating MPAA

PG-13 for brief nudity and some thematic elements

Storylines 2 more

A curious and adventurous young woman eager to explore the world outside of England, Gertrude Bell (Kidman) goes to the British embassy in Tehran where she quickly falls in love with a secretary of the embassy, Henry Cadogan (Franco). This sparks the beginning of a life-long adventure among the beautiful but misunderstood peoples and cultures of the Middle East. Along the way, her path intersects with archaeologist T.E. Lawrence (Pattinson) also known as Lawrence of Arabia, and Major Charles Doughty-Wylie (Lewis), the British Consul General in the Ottoman Empire.
official plot version from atlasdistribution.com

Trivia & Production Notes

  • The story of Queen of the Desert is based on the true-life story of Gertrude Bell, who was a British political officer and archaeologist but ultimately a trailblazer on her terms.

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