House of Sand and Fog | 2003

Drama, Adaptation
Massoud Amir Behrani 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 ...more
Director: Vadim Perelman
Awards: 3 Oscar nominations. Another 5 wins & 6 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Colonel Massoud Amir Behrani

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... Kathy Nicolo

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... Deputy Sheriff Lester Burdon

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... Nadi, Behrani's Wife

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... Esmail

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... Connie Walsh

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... Lieutenant Alvarez

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... Carol Burdon

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... Ali

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... Tran

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... Myers

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... Bethany

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Company

Bisgrove Entertainment

Production Company

Content International

Financier

Production Company

Synopsis

Massoud Amir Behrani 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 had been improperly seized from its rightful owner, Kathy Nicolo, a self-destructive alcoholic. The loss of her home tears away Kathy's last hope of a stable life--a life that had been nearly destroyed by addiction--and Kathy decides to fight to recover her home at any cost. Her struggle is joined by deputy sheriff Lester Burdon, who tries to take the law into his own hands to help Kathy. Ultimately the tale, itself, explores what happens when the American Dream goes terribly awry.

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