Adapted from Waris Dirie's bestselling autobiography, Desert Flower recounts the incredible story of how an African nomad overcame considerable odds and unspeakable traumas to become an international modeling sensation. The inspiring story of an extraordinary, proud and brave woman, Dirie's story is a modern fairy tale which oscillates between dazzling glamour and archaic rituals. Full of vitality, humour, emotional depth and enormous compassion, Desert Flower simultaneously offers a gripping plea to stop the terrible and inhuman tradition of female genital mutilation. Top model and actress Liya Kebede excels in the main role alongside an ensemble of first-class character actors including Silver Bear and Golden Globe winner Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky), Timothy Spall (Harry Potter, Secrets and Lies), Craig Parkinson (Control) and Juliet Stevenson (Bend it Like Beckham).

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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
89 Ratings
89 Ratings

16+ COMMON SENSE

Mature biopic has moving drama but lacks coherence.

Cast & Crew

Cast
Liya Kebede
Director
Sherry Hormann

Information

Studio
Desert Flower Filmproductions
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright
© 2009 Desert Flower Filmproductions - Dor Film Produktionsgesellschaft - Majestic Filmproduktion - Bac Films - MTM West Film and Television - Mr. Brown Entertainment - BSI International Invest.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby)

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