December 19, 2003 (LA/NY)
December 26, 2003 (Moderate)
Rated R for some violence/disturbing images, language and a scene of sexuality
An alcoholic woman finds herself without a husband or a house after the sheriff's department kicks her out. An exiled Iranian colonel buys the house for his family, but the woman is determined to keep it for herself, no matter what the cost....
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When people think of December, what comes to mind? Most think of holiday cheer, of the Christmas lights and good food, of seeing old friends and family, and so on and so forth. Not for the movie critic. This is the Month of the Really Good Film, and in turn that means the Month of Depressing Films. After all, most of the really powerful movies are sad. House of Sand and Fog
fits in that category quite well. Full movie review »