House of Sand and Fog

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Drama
Release Date: December 26, 2003
DVD: March 30, 2004

Current rating: Rating: 4.10
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Cast: Ben Kingsley, Jennifer Connelly, Ron Eldard, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Jonathan Ahdout

Synopsis

Massoud Amir Behrani (Kingsley) 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 Lazaro (Connelly). 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.

Director: Vadim Perelman
Studio: DreamWorks Pictures
Producer(s): Michael London
Screenplay: Vadim Perelman, Shawn Otto
Official Site: www.dreamworks.com/houseofsandandfog/

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