MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 729 this week

God's Sandbox (2004)
"Tahara" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  28 October 2005 (USA)
5.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.6/10 from 100 users   Metascore: 45/100
Reviews: 5 user | 4 critic | 7 from Metacritic.com

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.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 546 titles
created 26 Oct 2011
 
a list of 4225 titles
created 12 Dec 2011
 
a list of 754 titles
created 19 Sep 2012
 
G
a list of 1197 titles
created 28 Nov 2012
 
a list of 58 titles
created 09 Apr 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "God's Sandbox" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: God's Sandbox (2004)

God's Sandbox (2004) on IMDb 5.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of God's Sandbox.
5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Anna M. (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In the grips of delirious illusion, Anna, a young, gentle and shy young woman convinces herself that Doctor Zanevsky is fervently in love with her. Nothing can shake her certainty... But ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Spinosa
Stars: Isabelle Carré, Gaëlle Bona, Geneviève Mnich
Kiss Me Again (2006)
Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A married couple decides to test the boundaries of their relationship with a seductive Spanish woman. When an unlikely relationship ensues, all three are forced to rethink their definition of love.

Director: William Tyler Smith
Stars: Jeremy London, Katheryn Winnick, Elisa Donovan
A Call Girl (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Alexandra is a student from Krsko, a small town in Slovenia, while she studies the English language in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. She has a plan to conquer the world. Working as a ... See full summary »

Director: Damjan Kozole
Stars: Nina Ivanisin, Peter Musevski, Primoz Pirnat
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Turk, a "cool swinger", throws and wild sex and drugs party, but has trouble when three hoodlum friends of his crash the party and Turk resorts to drastic measures to remove them from the festivities.

Director: Joseph Mangine
Stars: Richard Howell, Ed Sansone, Lee Parker
Adventure | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A ragtag group of adventurers, including a former Nazi, is led by a half-maddened grizzled treasure hunter who wants a second chance to find the mythical treasure of the Amazon, after his first mission went terrible wrong.

Director: René Cardona Jr.
Stars: Stuart Whitman, Donald Pleasence, Bradford Dillman
Cape Karma (2007)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A man is in danger after he falls for the wife of a wealthy male.

Director: Pankaj Advani
Stars: Rahul Dev, Audrie Woodhouse, Gulshan Grover
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Are You For Great Sex? is a boundary-pushing, raw, and sophisticated sexual love story told from a uniquely fresh, woman's point of view. Directed by Cynthia Hsiung, and based on a true ... See full summary »

Director: Cynthia Hsiung
Stars: Jessica Caban, Walter Vincent, Taso Mikroulis
Monogamy (2010)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

The strained relationship of an engaged Brooklyn couple, Theo (Chris Messina) and Nat (Rashida Jones). Theo is bored with his job as a wedding photographer-the generic backgrounds, the ... See full summary »

Director: Dana Adam Shapiro
Stars: Chris Messina, Rashida Jones, Meital Dohan
Bawandar (2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Shoba T. Mathur works for the Central Government in India and her job is to create awareness against child-marriage and other social evils that prevail due to general misinterpretation of ... See full summary »

Director: Jag Mundhra
Stars: Nandita Das, Raghuvir Yadav, Deepti Naval
Post Coitum (1997)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The end of an affair from the woman's point of view.

Director: Brigitte Roüan
Stars: Brigitte Roüan, Patrick Chesnais, Boris Terral
Girlfriend 19 (2014)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Intimate memories and twisted hallucinations plague Bethany after her ex-boyfriend shows up on her doorstep, wanting back in.

Director: Christopher J. Boghosian
Stars: Cassidy Brown, Chris Ivan Cevic, Guillaume Dabinpons
Flash! (2003)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

Eight people go on a trip to the mountains of California.

Director: Annabel Schofield
Stars: Maria Celeste Genitempo, Guy Vieg, Milan Olejnik
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
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
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

28 October 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

God's Sandbox  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$50,883 (USA) (17 February 2006)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Pretty Tough To Take
18 September 2005 | by (boca raton, fl) – See all my reviews

I saw this at the Israeli film festival in New York City during the summer of 2003.

BE ADVISED: this movie is about female circumcision and it is horrifying.

It takes place in the Middle East, amongst some Bedouins and a naive young lady falls in with a culture for which she just isn't prepared.

I will leave it at that, but I will say that I have a strong stomach yet I still had to go to the lobby for one scene (I came back.) This scene (and another) overwhelms the movie which is too bad because there is some pretty scenery, a nice 60s feel, and one or two decent love scenes (very explicit.) The movie is nice and short but, unfortunately, the filmmakers had a point to make and you are left with nothing afterward except a sick feeling in your stomach and you'll cringe when you think about it for the few days afterward.

You've been warned !!


12 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
comment on the comments grant-132
Discuss God's Sandbox (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?