|Genre||Adventure, Drama||Actor||Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto, Mark Strong, Tahar Rahim|
|Director||Jean-Jacques Annaud||Country||France, Italy, Qatar, Tunisia|
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|Release||21 December 2011||Duration|
In the early 20th century, Emir Nesib (Antonio Banderas), Sultan of Hobeika, and Sultan Amar (Mark Strong) of Salmaah have been in a border war over a vast barren strip they call “The Yellow Belt”. When Nesib wins he forces Amar to agree to a peace pact: the Yellow Belt will belong to neither, becoming a no-mans-land between their territories, and Emir Nesib will take Sultan Amar’s sons, Saleh and Auda, as hostages. Amar reluctantly agrees, knowing the hostages are a sacred trust which binds Nesib as well. They both swear to the pact before God. Nesib promises to rear Amar’s sons with his own children, Tariq and Leyla.