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House of Sand and Fog

By | 2018-03-21T18:30:56+01:00 April 30th, 2008|Reviews|

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Date: 2003

Director: Vadim Perleman

Starring: Ben Kingsley, Jennifer Connelly

Ben Kingsley is outstanding in this wrong-place, wrong-time saga of an Iranian immigrant family in California held hostage by the anger of an alcoholic (Jennifer Connelly, also superlative) that will do whatever necessary to repossess the house from which she was evicted. The story belongs the Massachusetts writer Andre Dubus whose fiction was always characterized by the absurd cost of redressing wrongs (see “In the Bedroom”). Ukrainian Vadim Perleman directs a film that plays out like foreseeable tragedy in slow motion. Kingsley we know about. It’s Connelly who has gradually accumulated an important body of simmering work.

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