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Black Gold

Black Gold
  • 2011
  • France/Italy/Qatar
  • 130 min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Jean-Jacques Annaud
  • Written by: Jean-Jacques Annaud, Menno Meyjes
  • Cast: Tahar Rahim, Antonio Banderas, Mark Strong

This action-adventure is set at the turn of the 20th century as oil is being discovered in the desert. Annaud falls short in directing the action and, ironically, can’t avoid stereotypes of the Arab World, especially in its depiction of female characters.

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Black Gold

27 Jan 20122 stars

Cliched, desert-set action adventure starring Mark Strong, Antonio Banderas and Tahar Rahim

(12A) 130min The financial muscle of the Middle East has had a major impact on many spheres in recent years. Now that money is being directed towards movies. Bankrolled by the Doha Film Institute this action-adventure is set at the turn of the 20th…

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