A Handful of Dust

A Handful of Dust (1988)

RomanceDrama

The wife's affair and a death in the family hasten the demise of an upper-class English marriage.We see the detritus of an abandoned camp in South America and a main character's hallucination. Then, the story beings. Tony and Brenda Last, lord and lady, live on his enormous estate with their young son. Tony's not much for parties, and Brenda joins London society, on the arm of a penniless man, John Beaver, a hanger-on at Tony's club. John is encouraged by his entrepreneurial mother, who sees a quid in Tony and Brenda. Brenda and John become lovers, Brenda spends more and more time in London, and Tony's without a clue. Then, bringing things to a head are tragedy, law suits, greed, and what should be a few-months' expedition to Brazil. We are each of us merely a handful of dust.

Director: Charles Sturridge

Release Date: 1988-06-24
Status: Released
Run time: 118 min / 1:58

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Casts

James Wilby
Tony Last
Kristin Scott Thomas
Brenda Last
Rupert Graves
John Beaver
Anjelica Huston
Mrs. Rattery
Judi Dench
Mrs. Beaver
Alec Guinness
Mr. Todd
Pip Torrens
Jock
Stephen Fry
Reggie
Graham Crowden
Mr. Graceful
Richard Beale
Ben
Jackskon Kyle
John Andrew
Norman Lumsden
Ambrose
Jeanne Watts
Nanny
Kate Percival
Miss Ripon
Richard Leech
Doctor
Roger Miller
Vicar
Tristram Jellinek
Richard Last
Beatie Edney
Marjorie
John Quentin
Brenda's Solicitor
Timothy Bateson
MacDougal
Moyra Fraser
Mrs. Northcote
Peggy Aitchison
Waitress
Marsha Fitzalan
Polly Cockpurse

Crew

Directing Charles Sturridge Director
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Writing Derek Granger Writer
Writing Charles Sturridge Writer
Writing Tim Sullivan Writer

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