"Black Gold" quotes

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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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Cast

Prince Auda - Tahar Rahim
Emir Nesib - Antonio Banderas
Sultan Amar - Mark Strong
Princess Leyla - Freida Pinto
Ali - Riz Ahmed
Aicha - Liya Kebede
Thurkettle - Corey Johnson
Saleh - Akin Gazi
Hassan Dakhil - Eriq Ebouaney
Sheikh Beni Sirri - Lotfi Dziri
Ibn Idriss - Jan Uddin
Nesibi Colonel - Hichem Rostom
Sergeant Talib - Taoufik Ayeb
Khoz Ahmed - Mostafa Gaafar
Magrouf - Driss Roukhe
Doctor of Law - Ali Bennor
His Majesty's Theologian - Raouf Ben Amor
Theologian with Thick Glasses - Jamil Joudi
Fadlallah - Ramsi Lehner
Young Doctor - Mohamed Ali Nahdi
Tariq - Walid Nahdi
Sheikh Al Talebyn - Med Kouka
Sheikh Bani Sadr - Mahmoud Larnaout
Sheikh Bani Khalid - Fethi Akkari
Taunting Theologian - Tayeb Oueslati
Shortlegged Theologian - Ziad Ghaoui
Lisping Theologian - Abdellatif Kheireddine
Harem Woman 1 - Kaoutar Boudarraja
Harem Woman 2 - Rania Gabsi
Bedouin Tracker 1 - Abdellatif Bouallegue
Young Theologian - Helmi Dridi
Lady in Waiting - Dalila Meftahi
Khoz Ahmed's Companion 1 - Mourad Bennefla
Ahmed's Companion 2 - Jamal Awar
Khoz Ahmed's Companion 3 - Saifeddine Louati
Saleh's Guard 1 - Med Sayari
Saleh's Guard 2 - Bechir Salhi
Askari Guard - Abderrazek Abdessalem
Mustapha - Amar Adatia
Pigeon Handler 1 - Faycal Albaker
Pigeon Guard II - Mohammed Alibrahim
Bani Sadr Hostage - Mondher Aouidet
Leyla 11 years - Sarah Aoussaji
Barbier - Chedly Arfaoui
Beni Sirri Warrior - Salah Azadou
Litigant 1 - Mohamed Hedi Bahri
Auda 8 years - Selim Ben Chaâbane
Beni Sirri Messenger - Kamel Bouazizi
Beni Sirri 2 - Kamel Bouazizi
Occidental Sheikh - Sofiène Chaâri
Bani Khaled Slave - Pamela Djambou
Abderzak El Moustaghit - Camel Driver
Bani Hah Hostage - Yassine Ebdelli
Beni Sirri ADC - Tahar Fattah
Auda's Driver - Mohamed Grayaâ
Aide de Camp Colonel - Tarick Hadouch
Auda 12 years - Ahmed Kahouech
Farmer - Arbi Khemiri
Al Talebyn Hostage - Saad Ksiksi
Nesibi Machine Gunner - Stephane Linet
Auda's Guard - Hammadi Maaroufi
Saleh 12 years - Skander Mkaddem
Bedouin Tracker 2 - Medhi Naji
Huissier - Adel Rabah
Leyla 7 years - Arij Riahi
Pigeon House Caretaker - Hatem Ben Soltana
Nesibi General - Moncef Souissi
Aniza Slave - Myriam Toure
Askari Breeder - Salah Zemzemi
Aniza Breeder - Abdelasselem Zorgani
Zamiri Gunman - Ghanem Zrelli