Day of the Falcon

Day of the Falcon

  • Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud
  • Writer: Menno Meyjes,Jean-Jacques Annaud,Alain Godard
  • Countries of origin: France, Italy, Qatar
  • Language: English
  • Release date: February 1, 2013
  • Sound mix: Dolby Digital, Datasat
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35 : 1
  • Also known as: Black Gold
  • "Black Gold" is a historical war movie directed by Jean Jacques Annaud and starring Antonio Banderas , Taha Rahim and Fro . It was released in China on August 18, 2012.
    The film tells the story of Oda, who loves peace since childhood, struggling between his biological father and his adoptive father, and finally chooses to fight against his adoptive father for the benefit of the common people   .


    • Release date February 1, 2013
    • Filming locations Empire Studios, Latrach, Tunisia
    • Production companies Quinta Communications, Prima TV, Carthago Films S.a.r.l.

    Box office


    €40,000,000 (estimated)

    Gross worldwide


    Movie reviews

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    • By Alexandrine 2022-04-17 09:01:13

      Reading changes destiny

      From the very beginning, the two princes left their hometown together to be hostages. I had preconceived the idea that the older brother, who seemed to have a strong and well-developed physique, would become the God who ruled the desert, but the further back I discovered, the younger brother's charm was. Although others always use weak words to describe him, he also said that he has read books and that he is not a person with the blood of a king. He is composed of water and protein, so he...

    • By Rosalee 2022-04-16 09:01:09

      Nasabi's defeat is incomprehensible

      The defeat of the adoptive father is really incomprehensible. It can only be the intention imposed by the director. This irresponsible intention drives the whole later stage of the story, thus making the end of the story go to nothingness. It's hard to believe how a tribe with fully armored vehicles, mortars, and aircraft could be inexplicably defeated by a camel-riding rifle slave army. Could it be an Italian war? Could it be that the adoptive father was too cruel and his subordinates,...

    • By Reginald 2022-04-16 09:01:09

      Self-awareness is the way out

      When watching the movie, it reminded me of Lawrence of Arabia, the same passing through the land of death, the same magnificent desert war scene! Although the film is full of coincidences, it is still a good film. Through this film, we can have an intuitive understanding of the Arab world: men in white robes, women in black robes, unreasonable adherence to the Koran, and sincere hatred of infidels. The discussion of Islamic belief in the film is one of the points that I pay more attention...

    • By Milton 2022-04-16 09:01:09

      unexpected result

      The movie I watched after doing some homework for the Dubai trip, but I gained a lot.

      A seemingly bland but worthwhile little movie. It looks fragmented, and I plan to find time to brush it quietly.

      Civilization has always been the product of the accumulation of time, so it must always face the challenges of new and old, changing and constant. Sometimes it is really difficult for us without faith to imagine how people who were born in the desert and buried in the desert can live...

    • By Jimmie 2022-04-16 09:01:09

      Magic Arabia

      Is there something wrong with my values? Instead, I feel that the chief who advocates oil mining is more enlightened and farsighted. If it is changed to the Chinese context, isn't it reform and opening up... Why did the introduction become the villain? ?

      Is the belief that puts people in backwardness and poverty more important than a progressive social environment?

      Digging for oil is of course to make money, but is making money the original sin? The money earned brings immediate...

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    • By Trevion 2022-04-22 07:02:00

      The setting of the background and the core of the story is still good, the conflict between the beliefs of the famous ethnic group and modernization, globalization and internationalization, but the characters are too face-to-face, there is no feature at all, and the plot is not complicated and complex, and the whole is a bit imitating the Arab Lawrence's feeling, so a little...

    • By Akeem 2022-04-22 07:02:00

      Watching history can be a clear lesson. The film itself is excellent, but the history in it is more worthy of future generations to...

    • By Erwin 2022-04-22 07:02:00

      Two Arab tribes compete for oil, does the movie want to say that knowledge changes fate? And by extension, morality is more important than money. It can be seen that the movie is like a building built on a fragile foundation. It looks magnificent, but in fact it...

    • By Briana 2022-04-22 07:02:00

      The filming is not good enough, but the script is very good, and it can make up for this...

    • By Guido 2022-04-21 09:03:53

      A typical story of a prince falling into hardship and winning the world by virtue and righteousness. You can say that he is Ying Zheng, the godfather, or any other person of the same type, but what this story lacks a little bit is that the first hostage became a reading administrator, and the latter became a The king's protagonist lacks a little bit of personal charm, and we don't even see his selfish...

    Movie plot

    Oda ( Taha Rahim ) and his brother were fostered under Nasabi's door since childhood. Nasabi ( Antonio Banderas ) became the leader of the wealthy party after an accidental discovery of oil digging, and gradually became a leader of foreign forces. Collusion, for the sake of "Black Gold", put the people in dire straits, and in order to expand his power, he married Oda and Princess Allah ( Fro ) . Oda's father led the Arab civilians,...
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    Evaluation action

    "Black Gold" tells the story of the struggle between two Arab sheikhs in the early 1930s. The scene is grand, and the lines in the film are also a highlight. The soundtrack of the film is quite standard. The magnificent desert scenery, magnificent war scenes, touching family struggle stories and emotional entanglements of characters in the film are more epic under the background of James Horner's music. The film presents the mysterious...
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    Movie quotes

    • Emir Nesib: It is said that every man has three tasks to accomplish in this world: To plant a palm tree, to dig a well, and to father a son.

    • Prince Auda: If Allah had not wanted the oil for the Arabs, why did he put it in their soil?

    • Sultan Amar: Truth and courage should be the stars a man sets his course by. Now oil and money rule they world.

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