Desert Flower

Desert Flower (2009)

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

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2009-09-24
  • User Rating: 7.5/10 from 347 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 0min
  • Language: Français
  • Production Company: Desert Flower
  • Production Country: Austria, Germany, United Kingdom
  • Director: Sherry Hormann
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The autobiography of a Somalian nomad who was 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.


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  • Liya Kebede

    as Waris Dirie
  • Sally Hawkins

    as Marylin
  • Craig Parkinson

    as Neil
  • Meera Syal

    as Pushpa Patel
  • Anthony Mackie

    as Harold Jackson
  • Juliet Stevenson

    as Lucinda
  • Timothy Spall

    as Terry Donaldson
  • Lucrezia Phantazia

    as Girl in Boardinghouse
  • Soraya Omar-Scego

    as Young Waris
  • Anna Hilgedieck

    as Girl in Shower
  • Matthew Alexander Kaufman

    as Fastfood Manager
  • Prashant Prabhakar

    as Kami
  • Tim Seyfi

    as Simon
  • Teresa Churcher

    as Nurse Anne
  • William de Coverly

    as Doctor
  • Nick Raio

    as Truck Driver New York
  • Anastasia Hille

    as Journalist
  • Safa Idriss Nour

    as Little Waris
  • Nigel Betts

    as Home Office Detective
  • Eckart Friz

    as Spike
  • Michele Thevenet

    as Make Up Artist
Sound Martin Todsharow Music
Camera Ken Kelsch Director of Photography
Directing Sherry Hormann Director
Writing Sherry Hormann Scenario Writer
Writing Smita Bhide Co-Writer
Writing Smita Bhide Script Editor
Writing Waris Dirie Novel
Writing Waris Dirie Scenario Writer
Art Jamie Leonard Production Design