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Sand Storm (2016)

Sufat Chol (original title)
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When their entire lives shatter, two Bedouin women struggle to change the unchangeable rules, each in her own individual way.


Elite Zexer


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Credited cast:
Lamis Ammar ... Layla
Ruba Blal ... Jalila (as Ruba Blal-Asfour)
Hitham Omari ... Suliman (as Haitham Omari)
Khadija Al Akel Khadija Al Akel ... Tasnim (as Khadija Alakel)
Jalal Masrwa Jalal Masrwa ... Anwar (as Jalal Masarwa)
Elham Araf Elham Araf ... (as Elham Arraf)
Shaden Kanboura ... Alakel
May Azliah May Azliah
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Omar El Nasasreh Omar El Nasasreh ... Munir


Desert noon in a Bedouin village in Southern Israel. Jalila is hosting an awkward celebration - the marriage of her husband to a second, much younger wife - while trying to conceal the insult that boils inside her. Her daughter Layla is preoccupied with a different matter. Her secret, strictly forbidden, love affair with Anuar was just unveiled by her mother. Jalila believes that the world is harsh and cruel, and the only way to win - is to keep your mouth shut, your head as high as possible without raising too much attention, and struggle from inside the limits of the traditional world surrounding you. Layla believes that there are no limits to the world surrounding her. Everything can be hers if she only wished hard enough. But, as the story unfolds, they each fail in her individual battle. Their whole family falls apart and everything they believe in shatters. Now, the two women are forced to understand that, if they wish to survive, they will have to start seeing the world from ... Written by Elite Zexer

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Sacrificing your freedom for the benefit of the family.




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Official Sites:

2-Team Productions [Israel]


Israel | Germany | France



Release Date:

15 September 2016 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Sand Storm See more »

Filming Locations:

Negev Desert, Israel See more »


Box Office


ILS 3,850,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,849, 2 October 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$83,078, 6 November 2016
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Amazing movie
29 October 2016 | by tomer79See all my reviews

I was vising my family in Israel and took advantage of the opportunity to watch this movie with friends. I prepared myself for a hard political movie, as some of the media said it was but found myself watching a beautiful non-political universal movie. Sure it is still a hard movie with an educational and sad message but it is a must see movie. We were 4 people and all of us were speechless in the end. Maybe as an Israeli with previous knowledge I had more insights and could understand this movie in several other levels but that doesn't mean that this is a great movie. Great job to all the cast and I hope it will succeed not only in the theaters across the world but may also be nominated for the Oscar this year. The cast and the story deserves it.

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