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R| 2 hr. 6 min.

Plot Summary
Reformed drug addict Kathy Nicolo (Jennifer Connelly) has her California coast house, which she inherited from her father, taken away by the county due to a misunderstanding about back taxes. The place is bought by Iranian immigrant Massoud Amir Behrani (Ben Kingsley), who intends to fix it up and sell it in order to provide a better life for his wife (Shohreh Aghdashloo) and son (Jonathan Ahdout). However, Kathy, desperate to get the house back, begins harassing Behrani so he will return it.

Cast: Jennifer Connelly , Ben Kingsley , Ron Eldard , Frances Fisher , Kim Dickens , Shohreh Aghdashloo , Jonathan Ahdout , Navi Rawat

Director: Vadim Perelman

Genres: Drama

Distributor: DreamWorks SKG, Miramax Films

House of Sand and Fog (2003)

Release Date: December 19th, 2003|2 hr. 6 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Before it runs off course into excess, this brilliantly acted film version of the 1999 novel by Andre Dubus III moves with a stabbing urgency. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    There's a dignity about it, and it's only later that we come to realize that this dignity is misplaced, born of a fatal reserve and a lack of complete investment. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The clash over the house quickly escalates into a modern-day tragedy. It is a fascinating film, handsomely adapted from the book and well directed. show more

  • September 14, 2008 Calrner
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    This movie is as bad ass the book. The book is HORRIBLE !!! I can't believe the critics liked it. It shows me what kind of critic reviews they use. This was a bok recomended by Oprah and after reading it I swore never to read a book recomended by her again!. Horrible horrible

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