VOD Recommendation: An Epic Drama About Blood, Greed, Honor, and Oil Coming Soon on Demand
01.31.13 by BJSprecher
"Get ready to be rich. Seriously rich."
Journey back in time to witness old rivalries re-ignite when oil is discovered in the disputed land between two Arab tribes.
The Flick: Day of the Falcon (formerly Black Thirst and Black Gold)
The Skinny: Award-winning filmmaker Jean-Jacques Annaud (Seven Years in Tibet, Two Brothers) wrote and directed this adaptation of Hans Ruesch's 1957 novel South of the Heart: A Novel of Modern Arabia. Filmed in Tunisia and Qatar on a budget of $55 million, it was produced by Tarak Ben Ammar, the former manager of Michael Jackson's HIStory World Tour.
The Players: Antonio Banderas stars as Emir Nesib, a Sultan of a group of Arab tribes who has long been in conflict with Sultan Amar (Mark Strong) over a vast barren land called the "Yellow Belt" that borders their two territories. Peace is finally reached between the two Sultans when it is agreed that the land shall be designated a no man's land. However, Nesib, desperate for money, strikes a deal with an American oil company to drill in the Yellow Belt, breaking the truce and incurring the wrath of Amar. Freida Pinto and Corey Johnson also star.
Day of the Falcon | Jean-Jacques Annaud | Mark Strong | Tahar Rahim | Movie Trailer | Review