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QUEEN OF THE DESERT (2015) Movie Trailer: Werner Herzog Takes Us To The Desert

Nicole Kidman in Queen Of The Desert

Queen Of The Desert TrailerWerner Herzog‘s Queen of the Desert (2015) movie trailer stars Nicole KidmanRobert PattinsonJames Franco, and Damian LewisQueen of the Desert‘s plot 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.”

The movie trailer for Werner Herzog’s new film is out, and it feels terribly flat to me. I’m a humongous Herzog fan. His documentaries and general style of verite that he infuses into even his fictional feature films is something I love about his work. He blurs that line between real life and dream-weaving better than anyone else, really. Though sometimes, he can get lost in atmosphere and nuance, forgetting that a through-line and structure is there for a reason.

The last fiction feature of Herzog’s I saw was Rescue Dawn, which I thought worked quite well. Then again, it contained a raw, dedicated set of performances from someone as riveting as Christian Bale and Steve Zahn. From the looks of this trailer, It’s hard to say where the focus will lie. Nicole Kidman is an incredible actress, but nothing in this trailer gripped me and told me to care about her character. James Franco looks horribly out of place, which is a shame, as his serious performances are something I’ve missed for a while now. When he dons an English accent these days, I have to double-check that I’m not watching another goofy comedy of his.

In any case, I hope it all works and feels cohesive. It’s hard to say. What do you think? Take a look at the poster and the trailer and chime in below in the comments section.

Queen Of The Desert Movie Poster

Leave your thoughts on the Queen Of The Desert movie trailer and the poster below in the comments section. For more Queen Of The Desert photos, videos, and news, visit our Queen Of The Desert Page, our Movie Trailer Twitter Page, our Movie Trailer Facebook Page, our Movie Trailer Google+ Page, subscribe to us by Email, “follow” us on Twitter, Tumblr, Google+ or “like” us on Facebook for quick updates. Queen Of The Desert will be released in US theaters through Atlas Distribution Co. in late September, 2015.

Sources: Slashfilm, IMDb


About the author

Marco Margaritoff

I grew up in Hamburg to a German father and Ecuadorian mother. Obsessive student of film, Hip-Hop, and stand-up comedy. I love the dark dreambox that is the cinema auditorium. I love mountains and the ocean, but am equally exhilarated by the jungle of the city. I hope to one day create something that hits someone in the brain with thunderous effect.

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