Passion in the Desert Movie Review 1997

Information and Film Reviews for Passion in the Desert the Movie

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Definitely one of the stranger plots going. Augustin Roberts (Daniels) is a French officer in Napoleon's Egyptian campaign. He's escorting artist Venture de Paradis (Piccoli), who's been commissioned to record the country's monuments. The duo are lost and separated in a desert sandstorm, with Roberts eventually finding shelter in the ruins of an ancient city. But he's not alone--his dangerous companion is a female leopard, who decides to help out the two-legged interloper. Based on a novella by Honore de Balzac.


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Available on VHS
Running time 93 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Historical Drama, Military: Foreign, Middle East, Wild Kingdom, Survival, Deserts, Books to Film: Honore de Balzac, Big Cats
Lavinia Currier, Martin Edmunds
Ben Daniels, Michel Piccoli
Alexei Rodionov
Lavinia Currier
Jose Nieto
Lavinia Currier, Joel McCleary, Stephen Dembitzer, Roland Films, Fine Line Features

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