A Handful of Dust

A Handful of Dust

DVD - 2004
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In 1930s England, Tony and Brenda Last and their son, John Andrew, live an idyllic life in the huge Victorian country house that is the symbol of Tony's family pride. The chance arrival of a penniless scrounger irrevocably shatters the gentle balance of their lives as Brenda's search for excitement and Tony's determination to hold on to what is his eventually lead in the direction of divorce and send Tony to South America.


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Nov 12, 2017

The main female actors character is not well developed. The story feels like it ends abruptly without adequate end. And the conclusion is depressing.
May have literary/film value I missed, but as an uneducated viewer I found it was time wasted.

Sep 02, 2014

Beautifully staged and shot, and well-acted. Unpleasant story with many thoughtless people being inconsiderate or nasty to each other.

Jan 08, 2014

"Brief Encounter" meets "Heart of Darkness", if you can believe it, in this nertheless superbly produced period piece, elegant England after the First World War, with some Amazonian jungle thrown in, however improbably, direction is a shambles despite great help from sublime actors, nor is the story one of Waugh's best


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