MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,977 this week

Sandstorm (2009)

 -  Drama  -  4 September 2009 (USA)
8.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.2/10 from 45 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 3 critic

Already trapped at home for 12 days in a massive sandstorm. A policeman cares for his dying wife as they are running out of food and water and mourning the disappearance of their child in the storm.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 123 titles
created 03 Dec 2013
 
a list of 13 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Sandstorm" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Sandstorm (2009)

Sandstorm (2009) on IMDb 8.2/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Sandstorm.
2 wins. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Sandstorm (1913)
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Bud Fisher
The Express (2008)
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A drama based on the life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.

Director: Gary Fleder
Stars: Rob Brown, Dennis Quaid, Clancy Brown
Glory Road (2006)
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship.

Director: James Gartner
Stars: Josh Lucas, Derek Luke, Austin Nichols
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

During the Japanese occupation of China, two prisoners are dumped in a peasant's home in a small town. The owner is bullied into keeping the prisoners until the next New Year, at which time... See full summary »

Director: Wen Jiang
Stars: Wen Jiang, Kenya Sawada, Yihong Jiang
Sexy Baby (2012)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An ex adult film star, a 12 year old girl and a 22 year old who yearns for "normal" private parts are chronicled in this thought provoking doc about how porn, social media and pop culture affect women and girls. A FilmBuff Presentation.

Directors: Jill Bauer, Ronna Gradus
Stars: Winnifred Bonjean Alpart, Nikita Cash
Invincible (2006)
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Based on the story of Vince Papale, a 30-year-old bartender from South Philadelphia who overcame long odds to play for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles in 1976.

Director: Ericson Core
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Greg Kinnear, Elizabeth Banks
Short | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In a dystopian future, water is running short. A man has taken to smuggling water to keep it in supply.

Director: Jason Wishnow
Stars: Weiwei Ai, Hu Jianing, Peter Le
Sand Storm (2013)
Short | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

The story of Andre Thompson, a U.S. Army Veteran who can't tell the difference between being at home with his wife and two young daughters, and the worst battle he ever saw.

Director: Geoff Erwin
Stars: Geoff Erwin, Daniel Rhyder, Stephen Anthony Bailey
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Lili Li ...
The Practitioner
Angela Huang ...
Young Policewoman
Steve Hong ...
Supervisor
Cheng Guang ...
Young Policeman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rong Tian ...
He Tian Ying
Edit

Storyline

He Tianying is a mid-level Chinese police officer. For twelve days and nights, he and his wife have been trapped in their home during a massive sandstorm covering a large area of China. His wife is running out of life-sustaining medicine, their young daughter is missing in the storm, electricity and phone communication have been cut off, and their food and water are running out. As He Tianying cares for his dying wife, in this isolation and confinement, his conscience starts to emerge. As a policeman, he has been involved in the vicious persecution of common Chinese citizens who follow the spiritual practice of Falun Gong. In a series of flashbacks, he painfully recalls one particular Falun Gong practitioner whom he had been attempting to force to renounce her beliefs. Under intense pressure from his supervisor, He Tianying is pushed to betray his conscience and persecute this innocent woman in order to protect his position. Refusing to submit, the woman is eventually tortured to ... Written by Requisite Films

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 September 2009 (USA)  »

Box Office

Budget:

CAD 5,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,744 (USA) (4 September 2009)

Gross:

$1,744 (USA) (4 September 2009)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Winner of 29 awards at international film festivals including 11 for Best Feature Film. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
touching movie
31 May 2005 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

Sandstorm gives a heartbreaking tale about the events unfolding in modern China where innocent people are being persecuted. Through flashbacks a police officer who witnessed these events, reflects about good and evil and gains deeper insights.

An inspiring movie I must say.

Although not so widely spread yet, it seems Sandstorm caught quite some attention at the movie festivals it appeared.

More detailed information can be found the movies website.

I sure hope this movie will get more known.


14 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Sandstorm (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?