MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,124 this week

Desert Flower (2009)

7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 7,289 users   Metascore: 54/100
Reviews: 16 user | 53 critic | 7 from Metacritic.com

The autobiography of a Somalian nomad circumcised at 3, sold in marriage at 13, fled from Africa a while later to become finally an American supermodel and is now at the age of 38, the UN ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(script revisions), (novel), 3 more credits »
Watch Trailer
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 39 titles
created 07 May 2011
 
a list of 24 titles
created 15 Dec 2011
 
a list of 41 titles
created 04 Mar 2012
 
a list of 47 titles
created 01 Jan 2014
 
a list of 37 titles
created 3 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Desert Flower" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Desert Flower (2009)

Desert Flower (2009) on IMDb 7.4/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Desert Flower.

User Polls

2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Irving Cummings
Stars: Colleen Moore, Lloyd Hughes, Kate Price
Desert Rose (2009)
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Sarah Lee and her boyfriend Joe, leave Arizona to go back home to Bakersfield, Ca. On their way back after stops at bars and motels, Sarah decides to do something about Joes' abusive attitude.

Directors: Otto Felix, Sophiah Koikas, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Christian Balibrera, Dave Barron, Joyce Corradetti
Desert Rose (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Desert Rose is an erotic thriller that takes you through one man's life experience. Mitch, our leading man, is an ex-Desert Storm hero with a lot of bad luck. After loosing his wife and ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Paloma
Stars: Michael Paloma, Coco Austin, John Capodice
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Two weddings collide when both receptions are held at one hotel.

Director: Stephen Burke
Stars: Sally Hawkins, Tom Riley, Sinead Maguire
Love Birds (2011)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Doug (Rhys Darby) thinks he has the perfect life and is stunned when long term girlfriend Susan (Faye Smythe) dumps him. He finds an injured duck and reluctantly decides to nurse it better ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Murphy
Stars: Rhys Darby, Faye Smythe, Alvin Maharaj
Short | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

The autobiography of Waris Dirie, a Somalian nomad circumcised at 5, sold into marriage at 13 for four camels, fled from Africa a while later to become finally an American supermodel and ... See full summary »

Director: Gerry Pomeroy
Stars: Waris Dirie
Hollow China (2006)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Matt Platts-Mills
Stars: Sally Hawkins, Merryn Owen
Ascension Day (2007)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A drama focused on Nat Turner and the 1831 slave rebellion in Virginia.

Director: Akosua Busia
Stars: John Amos, Michael Bear, Paul Benjamin
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Soraya Omar-Scego ...
Young Waris
Idriss Abdillahi Houfaneh ...
Old Man
Awa Saïd Darar ...
Amina
Roun Daher Aïnan ...
Waris' Mother
Osman Aden Dalieg ...
Waris' Father
...
Waris Dirie
...
Marylin
...
Pushpa Patel
Anna Hilgedieck ...
Girl in Shower
...
Girl in Boardinghouse
Craig Parkinson ...
Neil
Matthew Kaufman ...
Fastfood Manager (as Matt Kaufman)
...
Terry Donaldson
Prashant Prabhakar ...
Kami
...
Harold Jackson
Edit

Storyline

The autobiography of a Somalian nomad circumcised at 3, sold in marriage at 13, fled from Africa a while later to become finally an American supermodel and is now at the age of 38, the UN spokeswoman against female genital mutilation (FGM). Written by Athina-90

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The extraordinary true story of the woman who crossed the desert and changed the world.

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violent content, a scene of sexuality and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| | |

Language:

| |

Release Date:

24 September 2009 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Flor do Deserto  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$7,657 (USA) (18 March 2011)

Gross:

$44,348 (USA) (29 April 2011)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

| (35 mm version)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The real Waris Dirie had a small role in the James Bond film The Living Daylights. See more »

Goofs

Lucinda (from the modeling agency) says to Waris she would be without broadband in Africa. Broadband didn't exist in the early to mid 80s when this story took place. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Movie Friends: Prashant Prabhakar (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Stranger In This Land
Music and Lyrics by Joy Denalane, Max Herre and Sekou A. Neblett (as Sekou Neblett)
Performed by Joy Denalane
Produced by Max Herre
Courtesy of Nesola GmbH, Four Music Productions GmbH and Sony Music Entertainment (Germany) GmbH
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Unimaginably important viewing
27 November 2012 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

In life (I'm 68) there are only a few films that really 'cut into your soul and plant themselves'. Most of the ones that do this to me are real-life stories.Gandhi,Lawrence of Arabia, one of the early Titanic films (I was about 9 years old I think). Desert Flower,for all it's minor failings as a film (I stress minor) planted itself firmly in my heart and will not depart. It shames my manhood (in a good way). It demands of me a greater tolerance of others and a resistance to methodologies/traditions that limit the full potential of another human being.. It tells an incredible story of an incredible woman with an incredible spirit. . Unimaginably important viewing.


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
If you had to circumsize your daughter ekpyrosis-1
Any other people like Waris? ekpyrosis-1
This film needs to be released for the mainstream audiences mohwar
Some contradictions in Dirie's novels ekpyrosis-1
Any North American release information? lex_chartrand86
I Want To See This Movie rodgers2-1
Discuss Desert Flower (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?