For the work of genius Werner Herzog the script is clunky and the casting bizarrely starry and ill-suited
Published: 09 February 2015
by DAVID SEXTON
Queen of the Desert is such a conventionally romantic biopic (of the great explorer of the Middle East, Gertrude Bell) that it's hard to believe it's the work of that genius, Werner Herzog. True, Bell's determination to go where no woman like her had before, in defiance of the conventions of her age, fits her to be one of Herzog's heroes living out improbable dreams — and the film sh...