Black Gold

Black Gold (2011)

  • Genre: Adventure, Drama
  • Release Date: 2011-12-21
  • User Rating: 6.5/10 from 237 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 10min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: France 2 Cinéma
  • Production Country: France, Italy, Qatar, Tunisia
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On the Arabian Peninsula in the 1930s, two warring leaders come face to face. The victorious Nesib, Emir of Hobeika, lays down his peace terms to rival Amar, Sultan of Salmaah. The two men agree that neither can lay claim to the area of no man’s land between them called The Yellow Belt. In return, Nesib adopts Amar’s two boys Saleeh and Auda as a guarantee against invasion. Twelve years later, Saleeh and Auda have grown into young men. Saleeh, the warrior, itches to escape his gilded cage and return to his father’s land. Auda cares only for books and the pursuit of knowledge. One day, their adopted father Nesib is visited by an American from Texas. He tells the Emir that his land is blessed with oil and promises him riches beyond his wildest imagination. Nesib imagines a realm of infinite possibility, a kingdom with roads, schools and hospitals all paid for by the black gold beneath the barren sand. There is only one problem. The precious oil is located in the Yellow Belt.

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    Writing Menno Meyjes Screenplay
    Sound James Horner Original Music Composer
    Directing Jean-Jacques Annaud Director
    Writing Jean-Jacques Annaud Adaptation
    Writing Alain Godard Adaptation
    Editing Hervé Schneid Editor
    Sound Dick Bernstein Music Editor
    Sound Lee Herrick ADR & Dubbing
    Production Tarak Ben Ammar Producer
    Sound Nicolas Becker Foley
    Camera Jean-Marie Dreujou Director of Photography
    Art Pierre Quefféléan Production Design
    Sound Vincent Arnardi Sound Re-Recording Mixer
    Sound Julien Perez Sound Re-Recording Mixer
    Art Fabienne Guillot Set Decoration
    Editing Anita Roth First Assistant Editor
    Costume & Make-Up Amélie Grossier Special Effects Makeup Artist
    Sound Frédéric Le Louet Supervising Sound Effects Editor
    Costume & Make-Up Christophe Chabenet Special Effects Makeup Artist
    Crew Stéphane Linet Armorer
    Camera Jan Rubens Steadicam Operator
    Camera David Koskas Still Photographer
    Art Emma Pucci Art Direction
    Sound Jim Henrikson Music Editor
    Sound Selim Azzazi Supervising Sound Editor
    Crew David Gourmaud Visual Effects Editor
    Sound Jennie Evans ADR & Dubbing
    Crew James Logan Stunts
    Editing Capucine Courau Dialogue Editor
    Costume & Make-Up Sarah Ellis Costume Design
    Crew Benoit De Longlee CG Supervisor
    Visual Effects Uli Nefzer Special Effects Supervisor
    Writing Hans Ruesch Novel
    Art Lilith Bekmezian Assistant Art Director
    Art Thierry Poulet Assistant Art Director
    Costume & Make-Up Céline Pelé Assistant Costume Designer
    Directing Natasha Gomes de Almeida Script Supervisor
    Crew Susana Gomes Second Unit Cinematographer
    Camera Denis Garnier First Assistant Camera
    Crew Absi Anis Special Effects Coordinator
    Crew Laurent Ripoll Visual Effects Editor
    Visual Effects Eric Carme VFX Supervisor
    Visual Effects Virginie Wintrebert Visual Effects Coordinator
    Sound Nicolas Fioraso Foley
    Sound Cédric Denooz Sound Effects Editor
    Editing Sarah Zaanoun Assistant Editor