Queen of the Desert
“Who is going to rule over this?” Winston Churchill (Christopher Fulford)
You know you’ve made it into a certain pop cultural pantheon when Mark Corrigan (David Mitchell), from television series PEEP SHOW, references you. Director Werner Herzog has certainly cemented himself into the hall of fame of great filmmakers, as happy in features as documentaries. Thus, generosity should dictate slack be given that at the age of 72 he has delivered his first real dud (if we don’t count David Lynch team up MY SON, MY SON, WHAT HAVE YE DONE). However, such a mess of a movie cannot be overlooked. Perhaps in future QUEEN OF THE DESERT will be talked about in the hushed tones usually reserved for reference to an embarrassing relative?
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