House of Sand and Fog Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jennifer Connelly, Ben Kingsley, Shohreh Aghdashloo

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of House of Sand and Fog

A woman is evicted from her home for not paying a tax she didn't need to pay. An Iranian family buys it cheap and then plans to sell it for a lot more. The woman and a cop try to persuade the family to give back the house. The father refuses and then things go downhill and people start paying the consequences.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Jack Bauer

Kath has just inherited her father's house, and now she's lost because the county taxes are high. Soon, the house is auctioned off, and is bought by an Iranian immigrant, Colonel Behrani. He plans to auction the house himself and get $175,000 for it. Meanwhile, Kathy is living in her car, and attempts her house back no matter what. Soon, a policeman comes to her aid attacking the Behrani family,. Behrani's wife sees her differently, and helps Kathy like her own mother. Ben Kingsley gives one of his best performances since Gandhi, while Jennifer Connelly and Shohreh Agdashloo give stunning performances as well, as does Roger Deakin's cinematography.
The review of this Movie prepared by Estefan Ellison

Kathy (Jennifer Connelly), a recovering addict, awakens to find the house her father left her being repossessed by the county, after the local government mistakenly believes she has been delinquent on her taxes. The house is bought at an auction by Behrani (Ben Kingsley), an Iranian immigrant who has been working two menial jobs to keep up his family's style of living. Behrani hopes to sell the house at a profit and refuses to compromise with Kathy, who has an affair with the police officer responsible for kicking her out. In her obsessive quest to get her father's house back, Kathy relapses and turns back to alcohol as the house becomes her crusade and Behrani's undoing.
The review of this Movie prepared by Michelle Yusuf

Script Analysis of House of Sand and Fog

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Family, struggling with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   inheritance

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   servant Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)    -   dangerous    -   wealthy    -   San Francisco Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Some foul language Is this movie based on a    -   book

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