The incredible true adventures of a woman who defied an empire.
Academy Award® winner* Nicole Kidman and Oscar®-nominated** director Werner Herzog (Aguirre, The Wrath Of God) bring to life the extraordinary story of a trailblazing woman who found freedom in the faraway world of the Middle East. In turn-of-the-century England, Gertrude Bell (Kidman) rebels against the stifling rigidity of life, leaving it behind for a chance to travel to Tehran. There, she begins a lifelong adventure across the Arab world, a journey marked by danger, a passionate affair with a British officer (Oscar® nominee+ James Franco), and an encounter with the legendary T.E. Lawrence (Robert Pattinson). Stunningly shot on location in Morocco and Jordan, Queen Of The Desert reveals how an ahead-of-her-time woman shaped the course of history.
*2002: Best Actress in a Leading Role, The Hours
**2008: Best Documentary, Encounters At The End Of The World
+2010: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: 127 Hours