Queen of the Desert

Synopsis: A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.
Director(s): Werner Herzog
Production: IFC Films
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
128 min

Assuming become defunct Ottoman Empire finally,

Russia would take the Dardanelles,

territory closest to her,

And the Italians would take the islands from the mainland.

- French And they have no problem with that?

- The French have a problem with anything.

That's their nature.

And big portions?

As soon as I gave them control

Syria and Lebanon was easier.

Let me read your mind.

Mr Churchill even want

Lebanon for the British Empire?

It's a hassle that you

1,000 years and nobody would find the cure.

And Syria could raise a bigger problem.

Sunni, Shiite, brass, Druze, Christians

, all jumping at each other's throats.

And in North Kurds...

to let the French take care of them.

Or let them

try to deal with them.

- And let them fail.

- I know where you all this information.

You mean...

from that woman?

From that woman?!

Petty rivalries

occur only after cocktails.

Now, for us.

Zone B is our area of influence.

I fought with the French in Baghdad,

Bazra, Kuwait.

This area will be under our control.

And how delineate the boundaries?

- Will be organized later.

- No.

That's the time.

Now it should be.

Our problem begins here in the South.

Now it's just a red dotted line.

- We have a problem with Ibn Saud.

- Bastard.

In fact we have two problems.

First wants all Saudi

as a separate country for himself.


And secondly,

wants a flexible boundary.

One of his tribes in northern

go to pastures in summer.

There are meadows damned.

It's just sand.

And like a border...

depending on the movement of people, not territorial.

I'll go.

Tribes Who knows best?

Downline affiliates,


Who knows best

Bedouin tribes?


a lead over all this?

Talking with potential future kings.

Who knows candidates?

Who knows best?

Woman, Gertrude.

Gertrude who?

- Gertrude Bell.

- Silly b*tch.

It's a woman-man palavragioaica

confident and enthusiastic.

A wandering mind as a flea.



- Gertrude, look at me.

- Mom, I do it.

- What?

- Do not tell me how to behave.

I'm afraid I could do it anyway.

- You smile.

- Yes mom.

Do not you scare your young men


How do I do this, can not I do


Just... listen to what they have to say


That will be hard.

- Gertrude...

- I love it.

I love.

I love.

Grange Field Routon family Lowthian Bell

- Then?

- You mean after lion?

- Yes.

- Then I shot an elephant.

And all this happened

in South Sudan?

No, my hunting group in Kenya

moved before.

God, what was the safari!

I guess you've just

shot an elephant.

First rhinoceros, then a lion,

then two male elephants.

There are still elephants in Africa?

That meaning you, Miss?


I would like to run together.

Where? In Paris, India?

The pyramids?

Outside is a barn.

You mean fan?

No one would notice if we go

for a few minutes.

You mean for adultery.

Fast and direct.


- As cattle in the field?

- Absolutely.

Arnold Runcie barely know you.

- But it seems that you like cows.

- Absolutely.

How many do you have?

Near Newcastle have 800 Herefordshire.

In North in Scotland, I


- Angus?

- Yes.

Black Angus.

Miss Bell, thank you for the honor.

Here, Mr. Havenhurst.

Here at your left.

Thousands of apology.

Thousands of apology.


Send an earthquake, please.

I can not stand it.

I feel so domesticated.

- It's suffocating me.

- Gertrude, what can I say?

A I say. No

allow you had to go to Oxford.

But baby, it's among the only female

Who studied history and who

graduated with highest honors.

A young unmarried

from a good family, you should...

N would be left unaccompanied at


- Gertrude, you want to sit down, please?

- No, I do not want.

Honey, I've always supported.

I watched you climbing on rocks


And do not forget how many nannies have quit

because of your stubbornness.

What if.

Remember when you climb on that

tall tree in the park?

Shade and you had a great back.

Yes, I remember that.

Yes, you were 5 years, and already

were an avid reader.

And someone showed you, stupidly,

book with sketches of Leonardo da Vinci.

- I remember on the parachute.

- Who would need a parachute?

Everybody needs one.

Probably hurt me more than you

me, when you've sprained ankle.

I do not like to think of it,

hurts now.

Get me out of here, please.

Please, please, get me out of here!

India, Arabia, anywhere.

Please !

You know...

No matter how much it pains me

we're not around,


will have to get you out of here.


What about Tehran?

The embassy.


I will present the Gertrude.

It's time presentation.

Give me your glass for a moment? Thank you.


Here. Ladies and gentlemen,

come forward.

Come forward. Thank you.

I'd like to introduce you Lowthian Bell Gertrude


It's an erudite young genius.

And are lucky you call

my niece.

It is indeed my wife's face


And we love.

And I'm sure all of them will make your stay a wonderful experience



return to my dear wife,

Boys wildlife was finished.

No more riding horses up in the living room.


drunken orgies on our lawn well mowed British.

No more bailouts

princesses are in distress.

And no more public exposure

Of the wildest

lack of respect to our beloved Queen Victoria.

The one that I think we need to spend time here

To deviate from its mighty

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Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog (German: [ˈvɛɐ̯nɐ ˈhɛɐ̯tsoːk]; born 5 September 1942) is a German screenwriter, film director, author, actor, and opera director. Herzog is a figure of the New German Cinema, along with Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Margarethe von Trotta, Volker Schlöndorff, Werner Schröter, and Wim Wenders. Herzog's films often feature ambitious protagonists with impossible dreams, people with unique talents in obscure fields, or individuals who are in conflict with nature.French filmmaker François Truffaut once called Herzog "the most important film director alive." American film critic Roger Ebert said that Herzog "has never created a single film that is compromised, shameful, made for pragmatic reasons, or uninteresting. Even his failures are spectacular." He was named one of the world's 100 most influential people by Time magazine in 2009. more…

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