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R| 1 hr. 55 min.

Plot Summary
After their patriarch (Ruy Guerra) dies in an accident, a pregnant woman (Fernanda Torres) and her mother (Fernanda Montenegro) must fend for themselves in a harsh desert in northern Brazil. Befriended by a local man (Luiz Melodia), they establish a modest home, and the younger one, Aurea, dreams of escape, but the older one, Dona Maria, learns to accept her fate.

Cast: Fernanda Montenegro , Fernanda Torres , Ruy Guerra , Seu Jorge , Luiz Melodia , Enrique Díaz , Stênio Garcia , Emiliano Queiroz

Director: Andrucha Waddington

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

The House of Sand (2005)

Release Date: August 11th, 2006|1 hr. 55 min.

critic reviews (10)
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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Most viewers will have no more fun watching this story than the characters do living it. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Sensual, dreamlike, both intimate and epic, The House of Sand is a cinematic tour de force. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    This epic tale of survival, love and adjustment covers a 59-year period - from 1910, when a band of urban émigrés arrives to start a settlement, to 1969, when only one of them remains. show more

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