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Unrated | | Drama | 28 October 2005 (USA)
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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Credited cast:
Meital Dohan ... Layla
Ashraf Farah ... Michael
Amnon Fisher Amnon Fisher
Razia Israeli Razia Israeli ... Liz
Amos Lavi ... Bedouin Sorcerer
Juliano Mer-Khamis ... Nagim (as Juliano Mer)
Orli Perl ... Rachel
Sami Samir Sami Samir ... Mustafa


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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English | Arabic | Hebrew

Release Date:

28 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

God's Sandbox See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,816, 31 July 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$50,883, 19 February 2006
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Open Doors Films See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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What a stupid idea for a movie.
27 November 2005 | by limatrenoSee all my reviews

The film makers of God's Sandbox were obviously trying to make a ridiculous statement here. I won't spoil the story for anyone because you truly need to witness the stupidity of this movie for yourself to understand what I saw. (Save your money and wait for it to show up in the $1.99 rental section of you local video store.) This movie revolves around one horribly graphic scene. I'm still trying to figure out why people would invest money into a film like this. Yes I was shocked, yes I almost threw up. My question is, what was I or any of the other three people in the audience with me supposed to get out of this film? I guess this is the typical attempt for an aspiring writer or director to create a vehicle so they can attempt to go from film festival to film festival showing people how caring they are about atrocities around the world. When the whole idea is to create something that is shocking enough to attract attention. Why not do a movie about decapitating children? That's shocking right? Obviosly there isn't an aspiring film maker out there as tasteless as this one that can raise the money for that script.

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