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Passion In The Desert
     

Passion In The Desert

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Director: Lavinia Currier,

Cast: Ben Daniels, Michel Piccoli, Paul Meston

 

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Loosely based on a story by Honore de Balzac, this historical drama is set in Egypt in 1798, as Napoleon was leading the French army into the Middle East. Officer Augustin Robert (Ben Daniels) has been assigned to escort artist Jean-Michel Venture de Paradis (Michel Piccoli), who is to record and catalog his findings as he studies the archeological and artistic

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Loosely based on a story by Honore de Balzac, this historical drama is set in Egypt in 1798, as Napoleon was leading the French army into the Middle East. Officer Augustin Robert (Ben Daniels) has been assigned to escort artist Jean-Michel Venture de Paradis (Michel Piccoli), who is to record and catalog his findings as he studies the archeological and artistic treasures of the region before they're destroyed in battle. Augustin and Venture find themselves separated from the platoon with which they travel, and as they split up in hopes for finding water and shelter, Venture is driven mad by thirst and resorts to drinking his paints to survive. However, Augustin is befriended by a wild leopard, and he develops an unspoken communication with the animal that saves his life and teaches him a new understanding of other creatures. A Passion in the Desert was produced, directed, and adapted for the screen by Lavinia Currier; it was her first feature film.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/06/2005
UPC:
0014381145229
Original Release:
1997
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Image Entertainment
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:32:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ben Daniels Augustin Robert
Michel Piccoli Jean-Michel Venture de Paradis
Paul Meston Grognard
Kenneth Collard Officer
Nadi Odeh Bedouin Bride

Technical Credits
Lavinia Currier Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Colin Arthur Special Effects Supervisor
Daphne Becket Casting
Emmanuelle Castro Associate Producer
Stephen Dembitzer Executive Producer
Martin Edmunds Screenwriter
Nicolas Gaster Editor
Shuna Harwood Costumes/Costume Designer
Amanda McArthur Production Designer
Joel McCleary Executive Producer
José Nieto Score Composer
Randy Pope Special Effects Supervisor
Stephen Pushkin Asst. Director
Alex Rodionov Cinematographer
Waldo Roeg Asst. Director
Michael Stearns Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Passion in the Desert
1. Opening Titles [2:59]
2. Lies and Superstition [4:44]
3. Under Attack [5:07]
4. Breath of the Desert [1:09]
5. We're Not Lost [6:23]
6. Thirsty Desperation [6:43]
7. The Night Is Yours [8:03]
8. The Den [2:42]
9. Defending Her Home [4:37]
10. Water [3:54]
11. Co-Existing [6:26]
12. Queen of the Sands [4:29]
13. The Jinn [6:01]
14. One of Her Kind [4:43]
15. Fitting In [5:17]
16. Beyond Human [4:07]
17. Unforgettable Journey [9:07]
18. End Credits [4:49]

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Passion In The Desert 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Rick Glassey proves that he is still the best big cat trainer in the world. The leopards in this movie are better than the Homo Sapien actors. The ending was savage and unpredictable.