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House of Sand and Fog

House of Sand and Fog(2003)

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Brief Synopsis

Massoud Amir Behrani is living a lie to fulfill a dream. Once a member of the Shah of Iran's elite inner circle, he has brought his family to America to build a new life. Despite a pretense of continued affluence, he is barely making ends meet until he sees his opportunity in the auction of a house being sold for back taxes. It is a terrible mistake. Through a bureaucratic snafu, the house had been improperly seized from its rightful owner, Kathy Nicolo, a self-destructive alcoholic. The loss of her home tears away Kathy's last hope of a stable life--a life that had been nearly destroyed by addiction--and Kathy decides to fight to recover her home at any cost. Her struggle is joined by deputy sheriff Lester Burdon, who tries to take the law into his own hands to help Kathy. Ultimately the tale, itself, explores what happens when the American Dream goes terribly awry.

Cast & Crew

Vadim Perelman Director
Ben Kingsley Colonel Massoud Amir Behrani
Jennifer Connelly Kathy Nicolo
Ron Eldard Deputy Sheriff Lester Burdon
Shohreh Aghdashloo Nadi, Behrani'S Wife
Jonathan Ahdout Esamail, Behrani'S Son
Frances Fisher Connie Walsh
Carlos Gomez Lieutenant Alvarez
Kim Dickens Carol Burdon
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MPAA Ratings:  R Premiere Info: 
Release Date:  2003 Production Date: 
Color/B&W:  Distributions Co:  DreamWorks Studios
Sound:  Production Co:  Bisgrove Entertainment .....Production Company, Groundswell Productions .....Production Company, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International .....Theatrical Distributor, Svensk Filmindustri Norway .....Theatrical Distributor, Myndform .....Theatrical Distributor, Svensk Filmindustri .....Theatrical Distributor, Gaga Communications (Parent) .....Theatrical Distributor, Filmcompagniet .....Theatrical Distributor, .....Theatrical Distributor, Warner Bros. Pictures International .....Theatrical Distributor, Paradiso Entertainment .....Theatrical Distributor, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group .....Theatrical Distributor, Golden Village .....Theatrical Distributor, Gulf Film, Llc .....Theatrical Distributor, Village Roadshow Limited (Australia) .....Theatrical Distributor, Nu-Metro .....Theatrical Distributor, Filmax International .....Theatrical Distributor, Humax .....Theatrical Distributor, Dreamworks Studios .....Studio, Dreamworks Studios .....Domestic Theatrical Distributor, Nexo .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, .....Foreign Distribution Sales, Dreamworks Home Entertainment .....Domestic Video Distributor, .....Financier, Sony Pictures Scoring Stage .....Post-Production Services; Sound Mixing Facility (Cary Grant Theater), Todd-Ao .....Various, .....Extras Casting, Boone'S Animals For Hollywood, Inc. .....Animals Handler, Pacific Title & Art Studio .....Titles & Opticals; Visual Effects, L.A. Maddogs .....Loop Group, Mario'S Catering .....Caterer
Duration(mins):  Country:  United States (USA)
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    Engrossing film presented by Dreamworks. Academy Award Winners Ben Kingsley and Jennifer Connelly are very fine and a standout performance by Ron Eldard.... MORE>