House Of Sand & Fog movie trailer - starring Ben Kingsley, Jennifer Connelly, Frances Fisher, Ron Eldard, Ashley Edner, Shohreh Aghdashloo. Directed by Vadim Perelman. Genre: Drama
The wife of a university research scientist believes that her lakeside Vermont home is haunted by a ghost -- or that she's losing her mind.
Having been somewhat spooked earlier in the day at their New England farmhouse, Claire (Michelle Pfeiffer) can't get the dog to come in, then visits professor husband Norman (Harrison Ford), revealing some tensions, in director Robert Zemeckis' What Lies Beneath, 2000.
Opening from director Robert Zemeckis and cinematographer Don Burgess, Michelle Pfeiffer as 'Claire,' with daughter Caitlin (Katharine Towne) and professor husband Norman (Harrison Ford), from What Lies Beneath, 2000.
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Ben Kingsley plays Massoud Amir Behrani, an Iranian immigrant living the United States. Even though he was a high-ranking official in Iran, he works several menial jobs in order to provide his wife, Nadi (Shohreh Aghdashloo), and his son, Esmail (Jonathan Ahdout), with an apartment in California. He buys a California bungalow, thinking he can fix it up, sell it again, and make enough money to send Esmail to college. However, the house is the legal property of former drug addict Kathy (Jennifer Connelly). 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 (Frances Fisher) and befriends a police officer (Ron Eldard). Neither Kathy nor Behrani have broken the law, so they find themselves involved in a difficult moral dilemma.
An Iranian immigrant, has spent most of his savings trying to enhance his daughter's chances of a good marriage. Once she is married, he spends the remaining funds on a house at an auction, unwittingly putting himself and his family in the middle of a legal tussle with the house's former owner. What begins as a legal struggle turns into a personal confrontation, with tragic results.
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