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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Jennifer Connelly
Ben Kingsley
Ron Eldard
Directors
Vadim Perelman
Screenwriters
Vadim Perelman
Shawn Lawrence Otto
Running Time
124 minutes

House of Sand and Fog
Adaptation of Andre Dubus' novel of tragedy with an excellent cast.


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Plot
When Californian Kathy Nicolo's house is seized for non-payment of taxes, Iranian immigrant Massoud Behrani buys it at auction, staking everything he has on his family's future in their new country. Kathy's desperation to reclaim her home and the cultural misunderstandings between the antagonists escalate into hostilities.


Verdict
Demanding, provoking and painfully slow. The single most compelling reason for seeing it is the magnificent performance from Kingsley, who deserves every prize on the books.


Reviewed by Angie Errigo

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