Towelhead (2007)

R   |    |  Drama


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A young Arab-American girl struggles with her sexual obsession, a bigoted Army reservist and her strict father during the Gulf War.


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28 September 2008 | littlemartinarocena
8
| Brutal American Beauty
Alan Ball steps on familiar yet virgin territory in more ways than one.An American suburb with the look and feel of a populated desert. American flags and neighboring spirits. Summer Bishil surfs uncannily the waves of her puberty. Innocence and awareness. Curiosity, excitement and fear. She has extraordinary moments as her father played by a superb Peter MacDissi marks and signs his territory with ancestral laws and American longings. A terrifying living contradiction. This time bomb of a man is the most realistic caricature I've ever seen. Played for real with frightening earnestness. There is also Aaron Eckhart who proves, once more, he's one of the most fearless actors around. His performance is as brilliant as it is uncomfortable to watch. I recommend it if you're in the mood for a couple of hours of gasps and nervous laughter.

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Release Date:

26 September 2008

Language

English, French, Arabic, Spanish


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

California, USA

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$52,823 14 September 2008

Gross USA:

$372,124

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$691,733

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