Passion in the Desert

"Very Good"

Passion in the Desert Review


Get this: French soldier, circa Napoleonic era, gets lost in the Egyptian desert, befriends (or falls in love with) a leopard, and goes primal. Less bizarre and less interesting than it sounds, Passion in the Desert (aka Simoom: A Passion in the Desert) is nonetheless a fairly compelling film thanks to Ben Daniels wild-eyed performance. Based on a novella by Balzac, which pretty much explains the whole thing.


Passion in the Desert

Facts and Figures

Run time: 91 mins

In Theaters: Friday 12th June 1998

Production compaines: Roland-Film, Fine Line Features

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 71%
Fresh: 15 Rotten: 6

IMDB: 6.5 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer:

Starring: as Augustin Robert, as Jean-Michel Venture de Paradis

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