Desert Flower (2009)

R   |    |  Biography, Drama


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Waris Dirie, born 1965 in Somalia, flees at 13 when sold as 4th wife. She's maid at the Somalian embassy in London, then McDonald's, where she's discovered and becomes int'l top model. 1997, she speaks up against female genital mutilation.


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  • Liya Kebede in Desert Flower (2009)
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27 November 2012 | KexUK
10
| Unimaginably important viewing
In life (I'm 68) there are only a few films that really 'cut into your soul and plant themselves'. Most of the ones that do this to me are real-life stories.Gandhi,Lawrence of Arabia, one of the early Titanic films (I was about 9 years old I think). Desert Flower,for all it's minor failings as a film (I stress minor) planted itself firmly in my heart and will not depart. It shames my manhood (in a good way). It demands of me a greater tolerance of others and a resistance to methodologies/traditions that limit the full potential of another human being.. It tells an incredible story of an incredible woman with an incredible spirit. . Unimaginably important viewing.

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Release Date:

24 September 2009

Language

English, Somali, French


Country of Origin

UK, Germany, Austria, France

Filming Locations

Germany

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,657 20 March 2011

Gross USA:

$44,348

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,682,943

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