House of Sand and Fog (2003)

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An abandoned wife is evicted from her house and starts a tragic conflict with her house's new owners.


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  • Jennifer Connelly and Ron Eldard in House of Sand and Fog (2003)
  • Jennifer Connelly and Ron Eldard in House of Sand and Fog (2003)

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14 December 2004 | josh88-1
10
| A Beautiful Tragedy
In a tragedy that only the likes of Sophocles or Shakespeare could recreate, the film House of Sand and Fog proves that some dreams really can't be shared. The American dream is shattered for Colonel Behrani and Kathy Nicolo in this movie of devastating beauty. It is a film about the relentless struggle between an Iranian man and a post-alcoholic over a small house near a Californian beach. When Kathy loses her house due to county error, Behrani buys it for the sake of money and self-pride. Their worlds clash when they realize there is no perfect solution to this mistake, ending with a shockingly tragic twist. The acting put forth in this film was nothing less of amazing. Ben Kinglsey, as always, played his role as if he was really in it, really showing us his point of view and displaying his need for the house. Jennifer Connely played her role beautifully as well, showing the inward spiral she was facing and how her depression finally took her over. The story was nearly flawless with a few money and law errors. However, the tragic themes of the film ring through nonetheless. With a little less than a superior performance from Ron Eldard, the film still had wonderful acting and brilliant film technique. Based on the best-selling novel by Andre Dubus III, director Vadim Perelman does an incredible job of staying true to the novel, and using a few Russian film techniques to give a sense of emotion. This type of film truly will tug at your heart and bring tears, yet will give a sense of appreciation for the human life.

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,572 21 December 2003

Gross USA:

$13,040,288

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,763,804

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