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Desert Flower (2009)

R
120 min | Biography, Drama

Waris Dirie, born 1965 in Somalia, flees at 13 when sold as 4th wife. She's maid at the Somalian embassy in London, then McDonald's, where she's discovered and becomes int'l top model. 1997, she speaks up against female genital mutilation.
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Writers
Smita Bhide (script revisions) | Waris Dirie (novel) | Sherry Hormann | Cathleen Miller (novel) | Wüstenblume (dubbing dialogue)
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Opening weekend
$7,657
Gross (US & Canada)
$44,348
Gross (World)
$14,631,377
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Release date
Oct 9, 2009 (United States)

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Soraya Omar-Scego
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Roun Daher Aïnan
Waris' Mother Waris' Mother   See fewer
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Osman Aden Dalieg
Waris' Father Waris' Father   See fewer
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Liya Kebede
Waris Dirie Waris Dirie   See fewer
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Sally Hawkins
Marilyn Marilyn   See fewer
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Meera Syal
Pushpa Patel Pushpa Patel   See fewer
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Anna Hilgedieck
Girl in Shower Girl in Shower   See fewer
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Lucrezia Phantazia
Girl in Boardinghouse Girl in Boardinghouse   See fewer
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Matthew Alexander Kaufman
Fastfood Manager (as Matt Kaufman) Fastfood Manager (as Matt Kaufman)   See fewer
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Timothy Spall
Terry Donaldson Terry Donaldson   See fewer
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Anthony Mackie
Harold Jackson Harold Jackson   See fewer
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Tim Seyfi
Simon Simon   See fewer
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Teresa Churcher
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Daher Obsieh Aouled
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Mohamed Abdi Dahler
Truck Driver Truck Driver   See fewer
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Mardilla Saíd Djama
Waris' Grandmother Waris' Grandmother   See fewer
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Fardouza Moussa Egueh
Aunt Aisha Aunt Aisha   See fewer
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Michele Thevenet
Make Up Artist Make Up Artist   See fewer
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Juliet Stevenson
Lucinda Lucinda   See fewer
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Matthias Ransberger
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Eric Carter
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Kaltoun Hassan
Aunt Marium Aunt Marium   See fewer
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Addo Sabrie
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Emma Kay
Immigration Officer Immigration Officer   See fewer
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Nigel Betts
Home Office Detective Home Office Detective   See fewer
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Melanie Roberson
Room Mate Room Mate   See fewer
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Anastasia Hille
Journalist Journalist   See fewer
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Safa Idriss Nour
Little Waris Little Waris   See fewer
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Dahabo Ali Kidar
Midgaan Midgaan   See fewer
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Robert Robalino
Cafe Owner Cafe Owner   See fewer
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Nick Raio
Truck Driver New York Truck Driver New York   See fewer
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James Allan
Model Agent's Assistant Model Agent's Assistant   See fewer
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Gavin Blackburn
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Elli
European Man (uncredited) European Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.4 / 10 | 11,170 votes