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Desert Flower

Sherry Hormann Østrig, 2009

Nutter Jr's rating of the film Ørkenblomst

Waris Dirie must be an amazing woman and there is evidence shown through snippets of horrific moments in her life. The film on the other hand places too much attention to her modelling career and the associated difficulties, than her actual struggles and her transformation from a victim to a voice of of hope for others. Lastly, Hawkins' character although critical to the plot sets a silly tone to a serious issue.