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God's Sandbox (2002)

Tahara (original title)
A successful author, Liz, searches for her daughter, Rachel, in the Sinai Desert. There she meets a Bedouin storyteller who relays the unusual love story of a Western tourist and the son of a Bedouin Sheik named Najim. Their relationship is torn apart when the American is exposed to a tribal ritual.

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Layla
Ashraf Farah ...
Michael
Amnon Fisher
Razia Israeli ...
Liz
Amos Lavi ...
Bedouin Sorcerer
Juliano Mer-Khamis ...
Nagim (as Juliano Mer)
Orli Perl ...
Rachel
Sami Samir ...
Mustafa
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A successful author, Liz, searches for her daughter, Rachel, in the Sinai Desert. Although her daughter objects, Liz remains at the beach and meets a Bedouin storyteller, who relays the unusual love story of Leila -- a Western tourist -- and the son of a Bedouin Sheik named Najim. Their relationship is torn apart when Leila is exposed to a female circumcision ceremony. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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28 October 2005 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$4,816 (USA) (29 July 2005)

Gross:

$50,883 (USA) (17 February 2006)
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1.85 : 1
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Brave, important film
25 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Some of the negative reviewers here seem to have too narrow a life experience to appreciate what they are being presented with. After all, not so many people get to experience the sexually charged environment being depicted. The nudity and love scenes in this movie are an essential element in the telling of this story. As for the distressingly controversial part of the story, I wasn't aware of that prior to watching. I was strongly disturbed and affected. I was also extremely grateful to the filmmaker and cast for presenting this extremely important, tragic issue to the world is so artful a manner. The desert scenery is beautiful. The lead female is excellent. Much of the supporting cast seem somewhat amateurish, but work very well in this production.


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