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Berlin Film Fest Presents Queen of the Desert with Nicole Kidman

German director Werner Herzog expected her to spend a lot of time

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Berlín, 6 Feb (Prensa Latina) Australian actress Nicole Kidman took all the attention today at the 65 Edition of the Berlin Film Festival,Berlinale. Nicole Kidman says she loves the desert, which was lucky for her as veteran German director Werner Herzog expected her to spend a lot of time there for his entry for this year's Berlin film festival competition.
His "Queen of the Desert", which had its premiere on Friday is based on the life of the British society woman Gertrude Bell.
Known as "the female Lawrence of Arabia", she trekked the deserts of the Arabian peninsula in the early part of the 20th century, knew T.E. Lawrence, befriended Bedouins, had two failed love affairs, worked as a spy and wound up as Britain's diplomatic expert on the Arab tribes.
Herzog, 72, who directed off-the-wall features such as "Fitzcarraldo" and other films starring the maniacal Klaus Kinski in the 1980s, said he wished he'd made more movies with women.
Kidman said she was attracted to the movie in part for the opportunity to bring Bell's life to the screen, but also for the chance to film in the desert.
James Franco, Robert Pattinson and Damian Lewis co-star, but as Herzog pointed out, the Australian actress appears in all but one scene.
Herzog said he hoped the film would give viewers a better appreciation of the region and its politics, in part complicated by borders Bell helped to draw.

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