As in a fairy tale, Waris Dirie was born in Somalia between nomadic herders, became one of the most requested models of the time. Went a fascinating path to tread the most famous bridges and be the best cover of fashion magazines. At 13 he ran away from a marriage of convenience and walked days through the desert before arriving in Mogadishu, Somalia's capital. There, her family sent her to work as a maid to the embassy of his country in London, where she spent her adolescence not read or write. Before returning to a country ravaged by war, preferring to remain illegally in London and work assistant. While working in a fast food restaurant, was discovered by famed photographer Terry Donaldson.
Technical and Artistic Works:
Original title: Desert flower. Address: Sherry Hormann. Countries: Germany, Austria and France. Year: 2009. Length: 124 min. Género: Biopic, drama. Interpretation: Liya Kebede (Waris Dirie), Sally Hawkins (Marilyn) , Timothy Spall (Terry Donaldson), Juliet Stevenson (Lucinda), Craig Parkinson (Neil), Anthony Mackie (Harold), Meera Syal (Pushpa), Soraya Omar Scego (Waris a child). Written by: Sherry Hormann; from the autobiographical novel by Waris Dirie. Production: Peter Herrmann. Music: Martin Todsharow. Photo: Ken Kelsch. Editor: Clara Fabry. production designer, Jamie Leonard. Costumes: Gabriele Binder.
Distributor: GOLEM DISTRIBUTION S.L.
Date of approval: March 9, 2010
Revenue: € 206,190.85
Data Distribution Video - DVD
Distributor: CAMEO MEDIA S.L.
Rating: NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER TWELVE YEARS
Qualification date: June 8, 2010
Expiry of rights: June 12, 2018
Data format, length, shooting and editing
Original duration: 127 minutes
Footage: 3,464 meters