• House of Sand and Fog (2003)

House of Sand and Fog

Release Date: December 26th, 2003

DVD Release Date: March 30th, 2004

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

Production Co: DreamWorks SKG, Bisgrove Entertainment, Cobalt Media Group

Distributors: DreamWorks SKG, Miramax Films

Keywords: 2000s, Rivalry, Son, Pursuit, Wife, Engaging, Tense, Police officer, Police station

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    The carefully laid foundation of suspense and dread, with its symmetries and crisp dialogue, is squandered in a clumsy pileup of credulity-stretching cataclysmic events. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    It stands with integrity and breaks our hearts. show more

  • 88
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    A grim, challenging movie that will amply reward audiences willing to go along with its ride into the dark depths of its characters' souls. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Similar Movies

Mystic River
Mystic River

When the daughter (Emmy Rossum) of ex-con Jimmy Marcus (Sean Penn) is murdered, two of his childhood friends from the neighborhood are involved. Dave (Tim Robbins), a blue-collar worker, was the last...

Stream OnlineWatch Trailer
Crash
Crash

Writer-director Paul Haggis interweaves several connected stories about race, class, family and gender in Los Angeles in the aftermath of 9/11. Characters include a district attorney (Brendan Fraser)...

Stream OnlineWatch Trailer
Things We Lost in the Fire
Things We Lost in the Fire

After her husband dies in an act of senseless violence, Audrey Burke (Halle Berry) is left alone with two young children and no idea how to cope. Nearly paralyzed by grief, Audrey tracks down her husb...

Stream Online

Awards

Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama