Passion in the Desert


1h 33m 1997

Brief Synopsis

Set during Napolean's campaign in Egypt, a French soldier gets separated from his comrades during a violent sandstorm and takes refuge in a cave. He forms a relationship with a leopard that has also retreated there, and a struggle for survival ensues.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Production Company
New Line International
Distribution Company
FINE LINE/FINE LINE FEATURES/NEW LINE HOME ENTERTAINMENT; Fine Line Features; Medusa Film; New Line Home Entertainment
Location
Petra, Jordan

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Synopsis

Set during Napolean's campaign in Egypt, a French soldier gets separated from his comrades during a violent sandstorm and takes refuge in a cave. He forms a relationship with a leopard that has also retreated there, and a struggle for survival ensues.

Crew

Hussein Al-ayed

2nd Assistant Director (Jordan)

Hani Ali Al-falhat

Location Manager (Jordan)

Vanja Aljinovic

1st Assistant Director (Usa)

Colin Arthur

Special Effects Supervisor (Jordan)

Daphne Astor

Still Photographer

Jean Francois Auger

Adr Recording Mixer (France)

Noel Balbirnie

2nd Unit Camera (2nd Unit) (Jordan)

Honore De Balzac

Source Material (From Novel)

Jose Luis Barroso

Other

Michael Barry

Mixer

John Bartlit

Foley Artist/Walker

Daphne Becket

Set Decorator (Jordan)

Daphne Becket

Casting Director

Joan Benet Beltran

1st Assistant Camera

Marc Beneria

2nd Assistant Camera

Joan Benet

Assistant Camera Operator

Graham Berry

Camera Operator (Usa)

Adam Black

Location Manager (Jordan)

William Booker

2nd Assistant Director (Jordan)

Richard Branczik

2nd Unit Camera (2nd Unit) (Jordan)

Gay Browning

2nd Assistant Director (Jordan)

David Brownlow

Location Sound Recordist (Jordan)

David Carretero

Other

Tim J Carroll

Dolby Consultant (Usa)

Shelly Chernuga

Production Coordinator

Richard Cuerdon

Still Photographer

Lavinia Currier

Screenwriter

Lavinia Currier

Producer

Jett Curtis

Foley Recordist

Jamil Dehlavi

Supervising Producer (Jordan)

Stephen Dembitzer

Executive Producer

Martin Edmonds

Other

Chris Eichman

Best Boy Electric (Usa)

Gregory Eichman

Gaffer (Usa)

Hamza El Din

Additional Music

Dan Fitzgerald

Storyboard Artist

John Fletcher

2nd Unit Camera (2nd Unit) (Jordan)

Alan Flying

Wardrobe Supervisor

Nic Gaster

Editor

George Gerhart

Rigging Grip (Usa)

Hani Gethin-jones

Location Sound Recordist (Jordan)

Judy Glassey

Leopard Trainer (Jungle Bookings)

Rick Glassey

Leopard Trainer (Jungle Bookings)

Consuelo Gonzalez

Other

John Henry Gordon

Chief Hairdresser

Mary Greenway

Still Photographer

Christine Greenwood

Makeup And Hair Artist

Daniel Gutman

Avid Assistant

Johnny Hale

Best Boy Grip (Usa)

Stevie Hall

Wardrobe Supervisor

Harron Al-badoul Hammad

3rd Assistant Director (Jordan)

Shuna Harwood

Costume Designer

Trevor Ingman

Unit Production Manager (Jordan)

John Isles

Dolby Consultant (United Kingdom)

Jane Jackson

Production Coordinator

James Kelly

Location Manager (Jordan)

Doni Kiffmeyer

Property Master (Usa)

Godfrey Kirby

Location Sound Recordist (Jordan)

Jane Lewis

Wardrobe Supervisor

Jose Loeches

Other

Matias Heddera Lorca

Best Boy Electric (Jordan)

Janet Lucas

Wardrobe Supervisor

Amanda Mcarthur

Production Designer

Joel Mccleary

Executive Producer

Susan Mcdaniel

Production Coordinator

Laurie Mcdowell

1st Assistant Editor

Karl Moeller

Sound Effects Assistant

Atallah Mohammad

Assistant Location Manager (Jordan)

Amanda Montgomery

Unit Production Manager (Usa)

Tone Musick

Foley Editor

Pepe Nieto

Original Music

Pepe Nieto

Original Music

Suzan Oldroyd

Script Supervisor (Jordan)

Carl Oprey

2nd Assistant Director (Jordan)

Abdul Latif Ovidio Salazar

2nd Assistant Director (Jordan)

David Parker

Dialogue Pre-Dub Mixer

Santos Pedrock

Best Boy Grip (Jordan)

Yvonne Pierson

Script Supervisor (Usa)

Randy Pope

Special Effects Coordinator (Usa)

Larry Printz

Gaffer (Jordan)

Stephen Pushkin

1st Assistant Director (Jordan)

Mickey Reeves

Gaffer (Jordan)

John Reid

Property Master (Jordan)

Miguel Rivera

Dialogue And Effects Supervisor

Alexei Rodionov

Director Of Photography

Waldo Roeg

1st Assistant Director (Jordan)

Emilio Samper

Gaffer (Jordan)

Annie Spiers

Make-Up & Hair Designer

Koo Stark

Still Photographer

Michael Stearns

Sound Designer

Michael Stears

Sound Effects Recording (Usa)

Stuart Stpaul

Stunt Coordinator/Battle Choreographer

Peter Michael Sullivan

Sound Effects Recording (Egypt)

Ron Sunsinger

Sound Effects Recording (Usa)

Ron Sunsinger

Foley Supervisor

Trevor Swanscott

Adr Recording Mixer (United Kingdom)

Jon Tilton

Electrician (Usa)

Toni Gil Valero

Key Grip (Jordan)

Jose Vinader

Other

Anton Walpole

Supervising Producer

Grant Weir

Best Boy Electric (Jordan)

Vanessa White

Makeup And Hair Artist

Chrissie Whitney

Makeup And Hair Artist

John Zumpano

Key Grip (Usa)

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Production Company
New Line International
Distribution Company
FINE LINE/FINE LINE FEATURES/NEW LINE HOME ENTERTAINMENT; Fine Line Features; Medusa Film; New Line Home Entertainment
Location
Petra, Jordan

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer June 12, 1998

Released in United States on Video November 17, 1998

Released in United States 1997

Released in United States September 1997

Released in United States March 1998

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (in competition) in Spain September 18-27, 1997.

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 5-15, 1998.

Less than two weeks of principal photography took place in November 1994 before unseasonal snow and rain brought production to a halt.

Began shooting April 1, 1995.

Completed shooting June 28, 1995.

Limited Release in United States June 12, 1998

Released in United States Summer June 12, 1998

Released in United States on Video November 17, 1998

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival August 29 - September 1, 1997.)

Released in United States September 1997 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (in competition) in Spain September 18-27, 1997.)

Released in United States March 1998 (Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 5-15, 1998.)

Limited Release in United States June 12, 1998