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House Of Sand And Fog

4

Human flaws drive the inexorable engine of tragedy in first-time director Vadim Perelman's brooding, atmospheric adaptation of Andre Dubus III's novel.

When a tax error costs recovering alcoholic Kathy (Jennifer Connelly) her fog-swathed beach home, exiled Iranian colonel Behrani (Ben Kingsley, all flashing eyes and ramrod spine) buys it at auction. The ensuing battle of wills is underpinned by deadly sins - pride, wrath and the lust of a married policeman whose attempts to help Kathy lead to disaster - resulting in a dark film full of pity and compassion.

Film Details

  • 15
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: August 23rd 2004

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