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Desert Flower

Release Date: March 18th, 2011

R|2 hr. 4 min.

Plot Summary
Waris Dirie (Liya Kebede) escapes from the horrors of Somalia to work in London, where a photographer (Timothy Spall) and an agent (Juliet Stevenson) turn her into a top supermodel.

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Genres: Biography, Drama

Distributor: National Geographic

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  • The broad comedy clashes with the movie's final message: that 6,000 girls face genital mutilation every day. show more

  • Desert Flower tells a rags-to-riches story, but it plays like two stories in conflict. Everything involving Waris in Africa or in London before her success feels true and heartfelt. Many later details are badly handled. show more

  • Suffers from a lack of focus and a sitcom script. show more

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