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House of Sand and Fog

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Original title
House of Sand and Fog
Running time
126 min.
United States United States
Vadim Perelman, Shawn Lawrence Otto (Novel: Andre Dubus III)
James Horner
Roger Deakins
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DreamWorks SKG
Drama | Social Drama. Family Relationships
Synopsis / Plot
Massoud Amir Behrani (Ben Kingsley) is living a lie to fulfill a dream. Once a member of the Shah of Iran's elite inner circle, he has brought his family to America to build a new life. Despite a pretense of continued affluence, he is barely making ends meet until he sees his opportunity in the auction of a house being sold for back taxes. It is a terrible mistake. Through a bureaucratic snafu, the house has been improperly seized from its rightful owner, Kathly Lazaro (Jennifer Connelly). The loss of her home tears away her last hope of a stable life - a life nearly destroyed by addiction - and Kathy decides to fight to recover her home... at any cost.
2003: 3 Nominations for Oscar: Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, OST
2003: Nominated for Golden Globe: Best Actor dramático (Ben Kingsley)
2003: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Supporting Actress (Shohreh Aghdashloo)
2003: National Board of Review: Best Director novel
2003: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Supporting Actress (Aghdashloo)
2003: 2 Nominations for Critics' Choice Awards: Best Actor (Kinglsey) and Actress (Connelly)
2003: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Supp. Actress (Aghdashloo). 3 Nominations
2003: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nominated for Best Actor (Ben Kingsley)
2003: Chicago Film Critics Awards: 2 Nom., incl. Most Promising Filmmaker
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