His idea is to make a few changes and immediately sell it for a substantial profit. Massoud reports this to the police and identifies Lester from Themes house sand and fog photo, resulting in a reprimand by internal affairsand gives Kathy a furious warning to back off and leave him and his family alone.
Kathy again tries to kill herself with pills, but Nadereh saves her by inducing her to vomit. They did escape with some money, but much of that has been eaten up by keeping up appearances with the community of Persians in California.
She is more like a full on raging forest fire. Massoud eventually offers to sell the house back to the county for the price he paid and will give Kathy the money in exchange for her putting the house in his name. With no one else to turn to, she accepts the kindness of Lester, and then responds to his romantic overtures after learning that there is no passion in his marriage.
Desperate for help, Kathy seeks out Lester and seduces him into abandoning his wife and children and becoming her protector. Ben Kingsley is perfect as the proud and hot-tempered Behrani who keeps secrets from his wife, has high hopes for his son, and turns out to be a vigorous defender of his new home.
On an even deeper level, we can see aspects of our own shadow sides in the volatile emotions of these adversaries as they struggle to assert their wills in defense of their highest desires.
He also shows how many chances people get to turn their life around. I, as usual, skipped the film until I had a chance to read the book. His wife has never really forgiven him for the circumstances that have made them immigrants in America.
He fondly recalls the view of the Caspian Sea the family had back in Iran. Massoud rushes to the hospital and while he is there he prays, begging God to save his son and vowing to make whatever changes he needs to in his life.
An unusual extra is the audition tape of Shohreh Aghdashloo, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance as Naderah Behrani.
He and his family were lucky to escape Iran when the Shah is ousted. Plot[ edit ] Abandoned by her husband, recovering drug addict Kathy Nicolo, living alone in a small house near the San Francisco Bay Areaignores eviction notices erroneously sent to her for nonpayment of business taxes.
Behrani works two crappy jobs, one picking up trash along the highways and the other as a late night convenience clerk. The bungalow has been seized by the county for back taxes.
Distraught and grief-stricken, Massoud goes home and, believing they have nothing left to live for, kills Nadereh by lacing her tea with pills. This is where Colonel Massoud Behrani enters the plot.
Before long she has returned to both cigarettes and alcohol. Directed by Vadim Perlman An engrossing drama about the downward mobility of a recovering alcoholic and the upward mobility of a yearning Iranian immigrant.
She can tell by the way he is looking at her that he is attracted to her. She maintains that an error was made by the country since a business was never operated on the premises.
As the bodies of Massoud and Nadereh are taken away by paramedics, a policeman asks Kathy if the house is hers.
The county sells her property quickly. The next thing she knows the cops are on her doorstep explaining to her that she has an order to vacate. Meanwhile, Kathy is evicted from the motel she is staying in. They made a movie out of this book in To make his new property more attractive, he has builders put a terrace on the roof so they can see the ocean.
There is a behind-the-scenes featurette, with more discussion of the transfer of a book to film. All is going okay until she has a dispute with the county over the house her father left her and her brother.
In the scene when he pauses to look at a photograph of himself with the Shah, we realize all that he lost when the allatollahs took over and he had to go into exile.Theme Grief Loss Pain The House of Sand and Fog By Andre Dubus II Verena Wolf Quotes Characters Kathy Thesis All the characters are experiencing grief for what they have lost either in the past or in the present.
Behrani sees an ad in the legal section of a newspaper for the auction of the Corona house; he gets the house for $45, paying in full, first with a $10, certified check drawn on the Bank of America and then with cash.
House of Sand and Fog is a American drama film directed by Vadim Perelman. The screenplay by Perelman and Shawn Lawrence Otto is based on the novel of the same name by Andre Dubus III. The story concerns the battle between a young woman and an immigrant Iranian family over the ownership of a house in Northern California, which.
House of Sand and Fog is a novel by Andre Dubus III. It was selected for Oprah's Book Club inwas a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction, and was adapted into the film, House of Sand and Fog/5. A discussion of important themes running throughout House of Sand and Fog.
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