BLACK GOLD (2011)Release Date : 23/11/2011
Soundtrack : James Horner
Script : Jean-Jacques Annaud - Alain Godard - Menno Meyjes - Hans Ruesch
Awards : Nominee at the International Festival of Marrakech.
Sultan Amar (Mark Strong) entrusts his two sons to his enemy, the devious Emir Nessib (Antonio Banderas). This gesture of alliance guarantees peace in the desert. The youngest prince is wise, dynamic and keen on studying. His name is Auda (Tahar Rahim) and he is raised by Princess Leyla (Freida Pinto). The discovery of oil plunges him into the heart of an economic and family conflict: Auda is forced to take up arms and, above all, to pick his side. His two fathers have opposing views of the future and morality. They battle to take over the black gold. The first, honest but rigid, gave him life. The second, attractive but unscrupulous, raised him. Will their common heir be able to become an enlightened warlord and preserve love and peace? "A grandiose fresco on the battle for oil in 1930s Arabia" (Le Parisien). "Very romantic, "Black Gold" is a timeless film, yet disturbingly current" (Marianne).