Watch: House of Sand and Fog 2003 123movies, Full Movie Online – An emotionally broken woman, Kathy, suddenly finds herself homeless after her house is wrongly repossessed and auctioned. Seeking respite from his marriage, Lester, a sympathetic sheriff’s deputy comes to the aid of Kathy and becomes intimately involved in her situation. Soon, Behrani, a proud emigrant Iranian and his family move into the house only to find their new lives burdened by harassment from Lester and Kathy as they attempt to reclaim her former home. The once prosperous colonel denies Kathy’s pleas for he knows his recent purchase promises a profitable return and a better future for his adolescent son and his wife. But latent consequences lie beneath Behrani’s well intentioned plan as Kathy’s emotions spiral out of control and her actions spark a tragic chain of events that will leave no resident unscathed in the House of Sand and Fog..
Plot: Behrani, an Iranian immigrant buys a California bungalow, thinking he can fix it up, sell it again, and make enough money to send his son to college. However, the house is the legal property of former drug addict Kathy. After losing the house in an unfair legal dispute with the county, she is left with nowhere to go. Wanting her house back, she hires a lawyer and befriends a police officer. Neither Kathy nor Behrani have broken the law, so they find themselves involved in a difficult moral dilemma.
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|7.5/10 Votes: 69,388|
|74% | RottenTomatoes|
|71/100 | MetaCritic|
|N/A Votes: 606 Popularity: 10.894 | TMDB|
Debacle with snowball effect
* screenplay and storytelling; it’s a heavy story dealing with maybe more than single ethical and legal matters
* acting by the lead characters especially Ben Kingsley
What did not work:
* maybe a more background about the leading actress, past life and about her strong reasons supporting her arguments
Final verdict- Recommended but it’s a hard watch considering the dubious situations of the characters in the movie
Brilliant and engrossing; one of 2003’s best films.
The story of two determined people, an American woman and an immigrant father, fighting over a small middle-class house on the California coast. Forget for a moment that Jennifer Connelly is a recovering alcoholic and that Ben Kingsley is an Iranian who fled the tyranny in his country. The important thing is that both persons are 100% right in their conflict with each other. Both have tenacity, neither is a quitter. This makes the situation into serious tough-going. Their dispute is never overdone with acts of violence or other cheap movie tricks, and the excellence of the film’s director is evident from the first second.
There’s more than one reason to like a movie, and herein we have Jennifer Connelly. Not only a fine actress, but a treat to the eyes. With her longish face, long black hair, and slender body; she’s a beauty in every scene — and her lithe frame looks so good in a simple grey T-shirt or anything else she wears. Jennifer could be wonderful to fall in love with. She can mope better than even Gweneth Plaltrow. So if a guy loves her, he has an endless challenge in cheering her up. His work at that will never be done, the challenge will make him happy; it never ends. That’s what life’s about; guys.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 6 min (126 min)
Genre Crime, Drama
Director Vadim Perelman
Writer Andre Dubus III, Vadim Perelman, Shawn Lawrence Otto
Actors Jennifer Connelly, Ben Kingsley, Ron Eldard
Country United States
Awards Nominated for 3 Oscars. 13 wins & 42 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex 535B, Cooke S4 Lenses, Moviecam SL, Cooke S4 Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (color), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length (7 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 250D 5246, Vision 200T 5274, Vision 500T 5279)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383)