Kathy, an emotionally broken woman, suddenly finds herself homeless after her house is wrongly repossessed and auctioned. Soon, Behrani, a proud Iranian immigrant, and his family move into the house only to find themselves harassed by Kathy as she attempts to reclaim her former home.
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James Horner's score is typically overwrought and that cop is a bit of a wonderfuck, but besides that, "House of Sand and Fog" is an eerie and truly compelling melodrama full of moving performances. Nearly every major character we encounter (besides the aforementioned jagoff) is sympathetic, which is no small feat and makes the film impactful and exhausting. Watched it twice in a row and devoured it both times.
an interesting film though I found it as a whole emotionally overwrought (and overly so). the film did not benefit from its overly moralistic tone nor the fact that I felt I did not get to know the characters as well as I'd hoped, they seemed more like characters than people. the cinematography is beautiful however and it is still a fascinating look into the effects of obsession and pridge
A heartbreaking drama about pariahs, rolling stones who with their last strength strive not to fall into quicksands and shadows. Everything seems so quaking, ustable and blurry that people feel alien and desolate in this grim world of "sand and fog". A harrowing ending, that's for sure, but absolutely credible (kudos to Kingsley for his brilliant interpretation)
Over the top sad and emotional, come on did he really had to suffocate himself? Couldn't he just drink the tea too? Lmao. Jennifer Connelly's hotness made me go through this painfully slow and pointless movie..
The actor in me is willing to look over and plot holes or dull moments in favor of the incredibly brutal performances by the entire ensemble. Still has some really cool shots with a minimal score to make the movie feel like a sad, slow poem. That acting though!!